Biomedical Ethics in Asia: A Casebook for Multicultural Learners features a series of informative and interactive cases dealing with biomedical issues that health care professionals and students often face in their practice and studies worldwide. Examples and case studies have been adapted for the Asian context to make the study of biomedical ethics more approachable for readers in Asia. The book facilitates the study of contemporary biomedical ethics within the contexts of each reader's religion and culture. Health care students and professionals (physicians, nurses, and co-medicals), along with ethicists, lawyers, and researchers can readily use the book to learn the key concepts of biomedical ethics and immediately apply that knowledge to their work. Each chapter consists of sections that provide background information and provoke analysis, and these help readers break down the cases and encourage an informed discussion.
Akabayashi, Kodama, and Slingsby have designed the book as a useful introductory tool to learn biomedical ethics. With its workbook style, it can be used for both individual and group study. Its easy-to-follow format facilitates the study of biomedical ethics and the dynamic process of applying its key concepts to the practice of medicine and research in the Asian context.