Perspectives from south and east asia on clinical and research ethics

A literature review

Bridget Pratt, Cassandra Van, Yali Cong, Harun Rashid, Nandini Kumar, Aasim Ahmad, Ross Upshur, Bebe Loff

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Abstract

A review was conducted of englishlanguage peer-reviewed and gray literature on health and ethics written by authors from Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan. This was supplemented by the knowledge of co-authors who are involved in bioethics capacity building in these countries. Of the identified literature that focused on the application of Western principles, it largely discussed informed consent and revealed norms in clinical decision-making that include physician paternalism, family involvement in decisionmaking, and reluctance to provide information that might upset patients. It appears that Western ethical principles may be interpreted and applied in unexpected ways. The literature further indicates that, although there is some consistency with Western ideas, Islamic, Confucian, and Indian religious and philosophical traditions contain concepts not reflected in international guidance. Findings suggest scholars from these countries seek to enter into a bioethics dialogue with the potential to enrich and inform "international" frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-67
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical Ethics
Research Ethics
Bioethics
Far East
research ethics
bioethics
Decision making
Paternalism
Health
Capacity Building
gray literature
paternalism
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Family Physicians
Informed Consent
Ethics
India
China
dialogue

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Law

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Pratt, Bridget ; Van, Cassandra ; Cong, Yali ; Rashid, Harun ; Kumar, Nandini ; Ahmad, Aasim ; Upshur, Ross ; Loff, Bebe. / Perspectives from south and east asia on clinical and research ethics : A literature review. In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 52-67.
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