Informed consent revisited: Japan and the U.s

American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):9 – 14 (2006)
Abstract
Informed consent, decision-making styles and the role of patient-physician relationships are imperative aspects of clinical medicine worldwide. We present the case of a 74-year-old woman afflicted with advanced liver cancer whose attending physician, per request of the family, did not inform her of her true diagnosis. In our analysis, we explore the differences in informed-consent styles between patients who hold an "independent" and "interdependent" construal of the self and then highlight the possible implications maintained by this position in the context of international clinical ethics. Finally, we discuss the need to reassess informed-consent styles suitable to the needs of each patient regardless of whether he or she resides in the United States or in Japan.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/15265160500394549
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,520
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Family and Informed Consent in Multicultural Setting.Anita Ho - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):26 – 28.
Culture and Communication: Medical Disclosure in Japan and the U.S.Tia Powell - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):18 – 20.
Complications of Culture in Obtaining Informed Consent.Robert Klitzman - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):20 – 21.

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
20 ( #251,751 of 2,180,777 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #300,627 of 2,180,777 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums