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February 2023
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This book is the first to consider comprehensively and systematically the law and practice of advance directives across Asia. It will thus be important not only as a reference volume that documents how advance directives are regulated and used throughout Asia, but also as an exploration of the concept of the advance directive itself, in context. By examining how advance directives operate in Asian countries, we will also shed light on the principle of personal autonomy in this context, alongside other values and religious and socio-cultural factors that shape health and care decision-making. As such, this book will have broad appeal not only to Asian scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners in the fields of health law and ethics and end-of-life care more generally, but will also be of wider interest to an international academic audience in the fields of law, ethics and health and social care research. This title is also available as open access on Cambridge Core.

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  • Advance Directives across Asia
    pp i-ii
  • Advance Directives across Asia - Title page
    pp iii-iii
  • A Comparative Sociolegal Analysis
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Dedication
    pp v-vi
  • Contents
    pp vii-ix
  • Contributors
    pp x-xxvi
  • Acknowledgements
    pp xxvii-xxvii
  • Abbreviations
    pp xxviii-xxx
  • Introduction
    pp 1-16
  • Part I - Well-Regulated Jurisdictions
    pp 17-130
  • 1 - Advance Directives in Israel
    pp 19-39
  • 2 - Advance Medical Directives in Singapore: A Faltering Policy for End-of-Life Care?
    pp 40-56
  • 3 - South Korea’s End-of-Life Care Decisions Act: Law for Better End-of-Life Care
    pp 57-74
  • 4 - The Law and Practice of Advance Directives in Taiwan
    pp 75-89
  • 5 - Advance Directives: The Thai Context
    pp 90-109
  • Part II - Semi-regulated Jurisdictions
    pp 131-222
  • 11 - Advance Directives and the Turkey Context
    pp 207-222
  • Part III - Non-regulated Jurisdictions
    pp 223-336
  • 12 - Advance Directives in China’s Mainland: An Emerging Framework?
    pp 225-242
  • 14 - Advance Directives in Macao: Not Legally Recognised, but…
    pp 262-275
  • 17 - Advance Directives in Asia: Towards “Generative Accommodation”
    pp 310-336
  • Index
    pp 337-342


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