End of Life

Editorial
Introduction by the Guest Editors
Bonnie Steinbock, and Paul T. Menzel
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)

The September 2016 issue (vol 8, iss 3) is a special issue guest-edited by Bonnie Steinbock and Paul Menzel, and has its origins in a two-part workshop entitled “Dying Well”, held in November and December 2015 at the Centre for Bioethics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where numerous scholars and practitioners from Hong Kong and four other countries presented. Rather than to simply publish workshop proceedings, it was decided to publish articles based on a selection of presentations that focused specifically on philosophical questions raised by advance directives and euthanasia/assisted suicide. To these, a case commentary was included from a workshop by a physician with the CUHK Centre for Bioethics on the existential and spiritual challenges raised by caring for terminally ill patients.

Orignal Article
Advance Care Planning: What Gives Prior Wishes Normative Force?
Nancy S. Jecker
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)

Orignal Article
Reflections on the Development of Advance Directives in Hong Kong
Chun-Yan Tse
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)

Orignal Article
What We Owe Terminally Ill Patients: The Option of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Hon-Lam Li
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)

Orignal Article
On Rationally Valuing One’s Life
Derek Baker
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)

Case Commentary
Caring for Terminally Ill Patients: Existential and Spiritual Concerns
Shekhar Madhukar Kumta
ABR Sep 2016 – 8(3)