ToC Asian Bioethics Review – Vol. 8, No. 2 (June 2016)

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The Table of Contents for the June 2016 issue of the Asian Bioethics Review (Vol. 8, No. 2) is below. The journal is published by NUS Press for the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore. The website for the journal is and editorial correspondence can be directed to Leonardo de Castro at

Table of Contents 

From the Editor

Autonomy, Medical Decision-Making, Ethics Committees, Bioethics Teaching and the Story of “Uncle Fred” 

Leonardo D. de Castro



Barriers to the Ethics Committee in India: Ethical and Quality Issues 

Madhuri Patel, Kannan Sridharan and Jayesh Patel


Autonomy from the Family: A History of Public Policy on Medical Decision-Making in Japan 

Hiroyuki Nagai


Medical Information, Decision-Making and Use of Advance Directives by Chinese Cancer Patients in Hong Kong 

Edwin C. Hui, Rico K. Liu, Ashley C. Cheng, Enoch Hsu and Dorian Wu


Needs Assessment for Teaching/Learning Nursing Ethics for Master of Nursing Students

Rano Mal Piryani, Suneel Piryani, Ramesh Sharma Poudel and Mamata Sharma



What are the Situations that Trouble Me Professionally?: The Story of “Uncle Fred” 

Shahla Siddiqui



Helping a Patient Die against Family Wishes: How Should Critical Care Teams Approach Conflicting Interests in Providing Care? 

Allen Alvarez


“Uncle Fred” and Withdrawal of Treatment

Peter Loke