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重審生命倫理學視域下身體話語的地位——以臨終決策為線索, Jue Wang Jan 2015

重審生命倫理學視域下身體話語的地位——以臨終決策為線索, Jue Wang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

How is the body articulated in language and discourse during end-of-life decision making? How do individuals and their family members represent and define the relationships between person, body, and self? Recently, studies have been conducted on the decision-making process in the field of end-of-life care. Most researchers focus on patients’ determination (vis-à-vis physicians’ beneficence), which gives rise to a plethora of issues, such as patients’ self-identity, self-continuity, relationships, freedom of choice, and rights.

In this paper, end-of-life decision making is considered from the perspective of the relationship between the body and one’s personal identity. It is argued that the ...


Bioethics And Culture: Understanding The Contemporary Crisis In Bioethics, David Solomon Jan 2014

Bioethics And Culture: Understanding The Contemporary Crisis In Bioethics, David Solomon

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Much attention has been paid to the relation of bioethics and culture in recent years among those who primarily work in bioethics and also among those whose primary concerns are with matters of culture.1 Why? There are a number of reasons for this widespread interest, and in what follows I hope to explore the variety of these reasons and to suggest some ways of assessing the present state of this discussion. Among the conclusions of my discussion will be that the interplay between purely philosophical considerations bearing on contemporary discussions in bioethics and more general cultural considerations has been ...


履行知情同意原則在中國傳統倫理下的困境, Yan Li Jan 2008

履行知情同意原則在中國傳統倫理下的困境, Yan Li

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The informed consent has been practiced as a clinical and ethical principle for many years in China. With traditional emphasis on the family as a whole and a hierarchical social structure there is a strong ethic of indebtedness and obligations for one family member to others. Within this moral framework there is a special need for evoking a sense of self-restraint and communal responsibility towards the well-being of a family instead of an individual. As a result, the implementation of the informed consent in China sometimes takes a different direction. This paper intends to explore how traditional values systems, namely ...


隱私與自主:從Warren And Brandeis到Roe And Cruzan, Thomas Halper Jan 1999

隱私與自主:從Warren And Brandeis到Roe And Cruzan, Thomas Halper

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Warren and Brandeis 有關侵犯隱私權之訴訟,有一個主要是社會性目標:獲得法院的同情,強化文明的規範。多年以後,在Griswold v. Connecticut(1965)的案例裏,最高法院宣示以個人為焦點的一項隱私的憲法權利。在這個及往後有關墮胎及「死之權利」的判例裏,即顯然看出,Warren and Brandeis 那種維多利亞式的「不受打擾的權利」(the right to be let alone)已變形為自主的權利,其多種變形使得加以預測甚至是描述,都成為棘手的事。然而,隱私乃是自主的一項不充分的代理(an unsatisfactory proxy for autonomy),也許正因為如此,其作為這些領域中的根據之重要性,已然縮減。