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Enacting Bioethics

Enacting Bioethics Asian Bioethics Review (2020) 12:253–255 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41649-020-00141-3 EDITORIAL NOTES Graeme T. Laurie Published online: 29 July 2020 National University of Singapore and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 The original articles in this September 2020 issue of the Asian Bioethics Review demonstrate very well the range and diversity of contributions that arise from the field of bioethics. For example, if we were to consider these three articles from the perspective of analysis of the action of the actors involved, then we have three very different types of insights. Doan et al. (2020) provide a fascinating account of the cultural, social and ethical factors in Vietnam that likely drive a desire for post-mortem reproduction among the citizenry in that country, arguing for more overt, permissive regulation of the practice as a result. In contrast, Tsuruwaka et al. (2020) offer qualitative evidence of the attitudes and approaches of healthcare professionals in Japan when approaching the delicate matter of advance care planning (ACP). The evidence shows a range of ‘trigger’ events to communication about ACP, ranging from almost exclusively clinical factors to concerns about promoting patients’ autonomy. As to the latter, the authors suggest that there are many valuable lessons to be learned http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Bioethics Review Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © National University of Singapore and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
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1793-8759
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1793-9453
DOI
10.1007/s41649-020-00141-3
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Abstract

Asian Bioethics Review (2020) 12:253–255 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41649-020-00141-3 EDITORIAL NOTES Graeme T. Laurie Published online: 29 July 2020 National University of Singapore and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 The original articles in this September 2020 issue of the Asian Bioethics Review demonstrate very well the range and diversity of contributions that arise from the field of bioethics. For example, if we were to consider these three articles from the perspective of analysis of the action of the actors involved, then we have three very different types of insights. Doan et al. (2020) provide a fascinating account of the cultural, social and ethical factors in Vietnam that likely drive a desire for post-mortem reproduction among the citizenry in that country, arguing for more overt, permissive regulation of the practice as a result. In contrast, Tsuruwaka et al. (2020) offer qualitative evidence of the attitudes and approaches of healthcare professionals in Japan when approaching the delicate matter of advance care planning (ACP). The evidence shows a range of ‘trigger’ events to communication about ACP, ranging from almost exclusively clinical factors to concerns about promoting patients’ autonomy. As to the latter, the authors suggest that there are many valuable lessons to be learned

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Asian Bioethics ReviewSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2020

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