8(3) Sep16: Dying Well

Guest Editors: Bonnie Steinbock and Paul Menzel

This special issue 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 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 spirited debate on paid organ donation was added. This debate, which was not part of the “Dying Well” workshop, also took place at CUHK in November 2015. Finally, 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.

This issue is also available via Project Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/34294/print.

From 2008 until 2016, the Asian Bioethics Review was published by NUS Press. The articles from this period can be downloaded freely from the NUS Scholar Bank via the links provided below: simply click on the title of the article you would like to read. They can also be accessed via Project Muse and ProQuest.

Editorial – Free Access
Introduction by the Guest Editors
Bonnie Steinbock, and Paul T. Menzel
September 2016 – 8(3): 159-163 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0014

Original Article – Free Access
Why a Market in Organs is Inevitably Unethical
Alastair V. Campbell
September 2016 – 8(3): 164-176 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0015

Original Article – Free Access
The Unjustified Policy Against a Market in Kidneys
Cansu Canca
September 2016 – 8(3): 177-194 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0016

Original Article – Free Access
Advance Care Planning: What Gives Prior Wishes Normative Force?
Nancy S. Jecker
September 2016 – 8(3): 195-210 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0017

Original Article – Free Access
Reflections on the Development of Advance Directives in Hong Kong
Chun-Yan Tse
September 2016 – 8(3): 211-223 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0018

Original Article – Free Access
What We Owe Terminally Ill Patients: The Option of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Hon-Lam Li
September 2016 – 8(3): 224-243 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0019

Original Article – Free Access
On Rationally Valuing One’s Life
Derek Baker
September 2016 – 8(3): 244-257 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0020

Case Commentary – Free Access
Caring for Terminally Ill Patients: Existential and Spiritual Concerns
Shekhar Madhukar Kumta
September 2016 – 8(3): 258-267 – doi: 10.1353/asb.2016.0021