<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Morioka (Masahiro) - Brain Dead Person: Preface + TOC & Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 7 (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6191.htm">Brain Dead Person: Preface + TOC & Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 7</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Morioka (Masahiro).htm">Morioka (Masahiro)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Website; Whole-chapter extracts from printed book (translated from the Japanese).</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6191.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6191.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">The author has translated and made available on-line 4 of the 7 Chapters of this book. <BR><BR><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>A very influential text in Japanese bioethics. This is a book that helped shift the Japanese discussion on <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">brain death</A><SUP>1</SUP> from "brain-centered analysis" to "human relationship oriented analysis." <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">Brain death</A><SUP>2</SUP> is redefined in terms of the human relationships between a comatose patient and the people surrounding him/her.</li><li>Special attention is paid to the emotions of the family members of a brain dead person, because sometimes the family members at the bedside, touching the warm body of the patient, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P6191_3">express a sense that the brain dead person still continues to exist as a living human being</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P6191_3"></A>. This approach, published more than 20 years ago, has deeply influenced Japanese bioethics.</li><li>In Chapter 5 the author discusses the difference between the "death of oneself" and the "death of the other," and explores its implications for our views of life and death. </li><li>In Chapters 6 and 7, he discusses the future of modern medicine and advanced scientific civilizations. The key concept of irreplaceability is introduced in the last chapter. </li><li>See also <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6189.htm">Morioka (Masahiro) - Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson From Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience</A>", 2001. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Chapters</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><b><a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">Brain Death</A><SUP>4</SUP> as a Form of Human Relationship</b>: <a name="W3821W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/braindeadperson01.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> <ul type="disc">1. What Doctors May not Know<BR>2. What does <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">Brain Death</A><SUP>5</SUP> Mean to a Family?<BR>3. The "Person" Whose Brain Has Stopped Functioning<BR>4. The Condition of a "Brain Dead Person"<BR>5. Is "Personhood" Limited to Those Who are "Alive?"<BR>6. The Relationship Between a Brain Dead Person and the People Around Him or Her </ul></li><li><b>What Kind of Place is an Intensive Care Unit?</b>: <a name="W3822W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/braindeadperson02.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> <ul type="disc">1. Intensive Monitoring and Visiting Limitations in the ICU<BR>2. The Integration of Compartmentalized Medical Treatment<BR>3. The System of Supervision and Efficient Treatment<BR>4. The Problem of a Brain Dead Person Occupying a Bed<BR>5. Funding Treatment and Providing Insurance for Brain Dead People<BR>6. What is the Best Way to Treat and Nurse a Brain Dead Person?<BR>7. Medical Treatment that Centers around Care of the Sphere of Person to Person Relationships<BR>8. Caring for Brain Dead People<BR>9. Moving the Bed outside the ICU<BR>10. From Life Saving Medicine to Medicine Centered around Nursing<BR>11. Implementing Attendance as a Form of Medical Treatment </ul></li><li><b>The Light and Shadow of Organ <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">Transplantation</A><SUP>6</SUP></b></li><li><b>Various Uses of a Brain Dead Body</b></li><li><b>My Death and the Death of Others</b>: <a name="W3823W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/braindeadperson05.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A><ul type="disc">1. The Death of a Person is not Limited to Only the Medical and Legal Aspects<BR>2. My Death, the Death of a Person Familiar to Me, and the Death of a Person Unfamiliar to Me<BR>3. The Meaning of Death to a Person Directly Concerned with that Death</ul></li><li><b>Compartmentalization of Modern Medicine</b></li><li><b>Efficiency and Irreplaceability</b>: <a name="W3824W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/braindeadperson07.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A><ul type="disc">1.  Medical Treatment as Repair <BR>2. The Pursuit of Efficiency<BR>3. The Ideology of a Society That Distributes Goods<BR>4. Respecting Irreplaceability<BR>5. The Antinomy of  Efficiency and  Irreplaceability <BR>6. The Logic of  Onlookers and the Logic of Those Directly Involved</ul> </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>See <a name="W414W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/braindeadperson00.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. </li><li>Book originally published in Japan(ese) in 1989. </li></ul><BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P6191_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P6191_3"><B>Footnote 3</B></A></U>: Contrast this emotivist account with the hard-headed realism of (eg) <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21860.htm">Chiong (Winston) - Brain Death without Definitions</A>". <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:43" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:43:12</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>