Some of our articles discuss various bioethical themes in the context of Japan. Currently, this page lists articles that were published in Volumes 12 to 14 (2020-2022) of the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). We will gradually update this page with both more recent, but also older articles.

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

Original Article – Open Access
When do Physicians and Nurses Start Communication about Advance Care Planning? A Qualitative Study at an Acute Care Hospital in Japan
Mari Tsuruwaka, Yoshiko Ikeguchi, and Megumi Nakamura
September 2020 – 12(3): 289-305 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00135-1

Perspective Article – Open Access
A Proposed Model of Core Competencies for Research Ethics Consultants
Kenji Matsui, Yusuke Inoue, Hiroaki Yanagawa, and Tadao Takano
September 2021 – 13(3): 355-370 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00178-y

Original Article – Free2Read
Moral Awareness of College Students regarding Artificial Intelligence
Nader Ghotbi, and Manh Tung Ho
December 2021 – 13(4): 421-433 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00182-2
Free Access from 1 December 2022 via PMC8486910

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 – Open Access
Ethical and social issues for healthcare providers in the intensive care unit during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: A questionnaire survey
Yusuke Seino, Yayoi Aizawa, Atsushi Kogetsu, and Kazuto Kato
2022 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00194-y

Original Article – Free Access
Discussions on the risk of transformation of the shared decision-making process in Japan
Atsushi Asai, Taketoshi Okita, and Seiji Bito
2022 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00201-2