Vol 9, Iss 3 – Sep 2017

In this Issue 3 of Volume 9, we are pleased to present papers that underscore important bioethical themes and challenges that have arisen within Asia-Pacific, although they are not strictly limited to this region.

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Editorial – Free Access
Calvin W.L. Ho
September 2017 – 9(3): 169-170 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0027-7

Original Article – Free2Read
A Critical Discussion of Arguments Against the Introduction of a Two-Tier Healthcare System in Japan
Atsushi Asai, Taketoshi Okita, and Yasuhiro Kadooka
September 2017 – 9(3): 171-181 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0023-y

Original Article – Free2Read
Development of Personal Data Handling Policy in Human Genome Research: a Historical Perspective in Japan
Hiroyuki Nagai
September 2017 – 9(3): 183-197 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0022-z

Original Article – Free2Read
Media portrayal of stem cell research: towards a normative model for science communication
Kalina Kamenova
September 2017 – 9(3): 199-209 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0026-8

Original Article – Free2Read
A Preliminary Study Exploring Japanese Public Attitudes Toward the Creation and Utilization of Human-Animal Chimeras: a New Perspective on Animals Containing “Human Material” (ACHM)
Mayumi Kusunose, Yusuke Inoue, and Kaori Muto
September 2017 – 9(3): 211-228 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0020-1

Original Article – Free2Read
Impact of the Word “Cancer”: a Pilot Study on Breast Cancer Patients from Pakistan
Bushra Shirazi, and Sualeha Siddiq Shekhani
September 2017 – 9(3): 229-238 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0017-9

Perspective Article – Free2Read
Protecting Patients’ Interests while being Fair to Doctors—Finding a Healthy Balance
Chi Chiu Tan
September 2017 – 9(3): 239-250 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0018-8

Perspective Article – Free2Read
The Professional Online: Stranger in a Strange Land
Anita Ho, and Nigel Hee
September 2017 – 9(3): 251-255 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0019-7

Case Commentary – Free2Read
Before Putting the Knife to Skin: Choosing the Patient Carefully
Ramkumar Aishworiya, and Roy Joseph
September 2017 – 9(3): 257-264 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0025-9

Report – Free2Read
Ethics of Epidemics, Research and Surveillance: a WHO Workshop Report
Karel Caals, Abha Saxena, and Calvin W.L. Ho
September 2017 – 9(3): 265-271 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0024-x

Book Review – Free2Read
By Jacqueline Chin (Editor), Caring for Older People in an Aging Society: a Singapore Bioethics Casebook, Volume II
Nancy S. Jecker
September 2017 – 9(3): 273-275 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0021-0

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