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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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Response to Commentaries

Response to Commentaries

Chapter:
(p.624) 17.5 Response to Commentaries
Source:
The Future of Bioethics
Author(s):

Nancy Berlinger

Michael K. Gusmano

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0086

The scope of chronic illness, and of the chronic disease/end-of-life care continuum, is vast, and different health care systems may reflect different values about how best to offer good care to persons who are living with (and often self-managing) different chronic illnesses. Chronic illness is certainly about the experiences of the person living with chronic illness and about populations affected by different chronic conditions. It is also about how a society, through its health financing and other policies, expresses its support for this experience – or else turns away from its chronically ill members. The three commentaries on the authors’ case highlight: 1) the degree to which cultural values may create challenges for clinicians caring for patients with chronic illness; 2) the psychological impact of living with chronic illness and; 3) the importance of looking at chronicity from a perspective informed by the experiences of people with chronic illness.

Keywords:   filial piety, family caregiving, social support

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