Autonomy & Decision-Making

Over the years, the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR) has discussed various aspects of autonomy and decision-making in bioethics. We have collected a number of these articles on this webpage, which currently lists our articles published in Volumes 12 to 14 (2020-2022). We will keep this page up-to-date with our most recent publications, as well as gradually add our older articles on this topic.

Our publisher Springer Nature allows you to read all articles online for free, even if you do not have a subscription to ABR – simply click on the title. Additionally:

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  • Free or Open Access articles can be downloaded and printed, even without a subscription.
  • Our articles since 2018 are also accessible via PubMed Central (PMC), where they become Free Access after 12 months.

The copyright of Free2Read and Free Access articles from 2017 is shared by Springer Nature and the National University of Singapore. The copyright of Free Access articles until 2016 is shared by the National University of Singapore and the respective authors. The copyright of Open Access articles remains with the respective authors.

Original Article – Open Access
Some Unresolved Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Decision-Making: Navigating Family Involvement
Menon, Sumytra, Vikki A. Entwistle, Alastair V. Campbell, and Johannes J.M. van Delden
March 2020 – 12(1): 27 – 36 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00111-9

Commentary – Free Access via PMC
Ethical Issues around the Withdrawal of Dialysis Treatment in Japan
Miho Tanaka, and Satoshi Kodama
March 2020 – 12(1): 51 – 57– doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00109-3

Original Article – Open Access
COVID-19: Against a Lockdown Approach
Steven R. Kraaijeveld
June 2021 – 13(2): 195-212 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00154-y

Perspective Article – Open Access
The Possibility/Impossibility of Ethical Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Philosophical Reflection
Shining Star Lyngdoh
June 2021 – 13(2): 235-243 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00168-0

Original Article – Open Access
Relational Autonomy, the Right to Reject Treatment, and Advance Directive in Japan
Anri Asagumo
January 2022 – 14(1): 57-69 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00191-1

Original Article – Free Access
Discussions on Present Japanese Psychocultural-Social Tendencies as Obstacles to Clinical Shared Decision-Making in Japan
Atsushi Asai, Taketoshi Okita, and Seiji Bito
2022 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00201-2