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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Bioethics Mediation and Narrative Consultation

(p.721) 20.4 Commentary
The Future of Bioethics

Takanobu Kinjo

Oxford University Press

This commentary discusses the concerns about incorporating “mediation” into ethics, the idea most vigorously advocated by Autumn Fiester. Then, it proposes so-called “narrative-based ethics consultation,” the consultation most distinctively practiced by Richard Zaner. Although Fiester’s argument of replacing ethics consultation with bioethics mediation is very convincing, we must first re-commit ourselves to the most difficult task of educating highly competent, responsive, and responsible ethics consultants who are strongly determined to tread the path alongside patients/family members through morally aporetic situations.

Keywords:   Narrative ethics, ethics consultation, mediation, narrative-based ethics consultation, clinical ethics education

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