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Table of Contents
Literature (Various Writings)
Achievements at Conferences, Workshops etc.
Theme Related Links
Newspaper Articles


AHN HyoSuk
HOTTA Yoshitaro
SATO Hiroko
YAGI Shinichi

Literature (Various Writings)

GONDO Mayumi & NOZAKI Yasunobu (Eds.) March 31, 2012 Together with Medical Devices --In Order to Live Outside of Institutions, Symposium Report "How Have You Survived the Disaster and Power Outages?: Inviting People with Intractable Diseases / People with Ventilators Living at Home in Fukushima etc., Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.18, 192p.
AHN HyoSuk March 31, 2012 "Communication Tools for ALS Patients in the Republic of Korea: Present Status and Problems,"@Core Ethics 8:13-26@[PDF]
SAKAI Miwa March 31, 2012 "Gender and the Selection of Mechanical Ventilators by People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),"@Core Ethics 8:171-182@[PDF]
SATO Hiroko March 31, 2012 "The Necessity of Understanding the Actual Situation of Children and Adults Who Are Disabled and Require Home Care with Medical Treatment: The Case of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area during the Great East Japan Earthquake,"@Core Ethics 8:183-193@[PDF]
YAGI Shinichi March 31, 2012 "The Role of Parents in Starting and Spreading the Use of Home Mechanical Ventilation by Children in Japan: From the Activity of Bakubaku-no-kai, the Association of Parents with Children Using Artificial Ventilators,"@Core Ethics 8:385-386@[PDF]
YAMAMOTO Shinsuke March 31, 2012 "A Case Study on the Living Environment of a Single ALS Patient Who Needs Medical Care,"@Core Ethics 8:397-409@[PDF]
YAMAMOTO Shinsuke@March 31, 2011@"A Case Study on the Living Environment of a Single ALS Patient"
Core Ethics 7:311-321@[PDF]
HASEGAWA Yui@March 31, 2011@"Independent Living for Care-needing Patients with Worsening Symptoms of Disease: Supporting a Single ALS Patient in Transition from Hospital to Home"
Core Ethics 7:249-259@[PDF]
NISHIDA Miki@March 31, 2011@"Allowing Medical Treatment by Caregivers during Long-term Care: Towards a New National Policy"
Core Ethics 7:223-234
TATEIWA Shin'ya & AMADA Josuke@March 25, 2011 "Ars Vivendi: The Contemporary History of Disability and Society No.1," (Long Interview)@Ars Vivendi Vol.3:6-90
TATEIWA Shinya August 19, 2010 "Disability Movement / Studies in Japan 4: Notes on Direct Payments"
YAMAMOTO Shinsuke March 31, 2010 "Improving Living Conditions of People with Severe Physical Disabilities: Supporting Residential Moves of Single ALS Patients," Core Ethics 6: 451-460 [PDF]/[Abstract in English]
HASEGAWA Yui March 31, 2010 "Independent Living for Care-needing Patients with Worsening Symptoms of Disease: From a Case of Establishing a Care System for an ALS Patient Living Alone," Core Ethics 6: 349-359 [PDF]/[Abstract in English]
NISHIDA Miki March 31, 2010 "Communication Deficiencies and Misunderstandings in Home Care Services for Patients with Severe Progressive Diseases Who Live Alone: A Case Study of an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient," Core Ethics 6:311-321, Graduate School of Core Ethics & Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
KAWAGUCHI Yumiko@December 15, 2009@Maybe she just wants to breatheCIgaku-ShoinC270p.@ISBN-10: 4260010034@ISBN-13: 978-4260010030@2100yen@mamazonn^[kinokuniya]
NAGAOKA Hiroshi November 26, 2009 "Comfort of Death"
TATEIWA Shinya August 10, 2009 "Decision of Ventilator?"@KAWAGUCHI Yumiko & KONAGAYA Momoe (Eds.) Pocket Guide of Using Ventilators at Home: Life and Support, Ishiyaku Shuppna, ISBN-10:4263235290 ISBN-13:9784263235294 2730 [amazon]/[kinokuniya]
KAWAGUCHI Yumiko & KONAGAYA Momoe (Eds.) August 10, 2009 Pocket Guide of Using Ventilators at Home: Life and Support, Ishiyaku Shuppna, 212p. ISBN-10:4263235290 ISBN-13:9784263235294 2730 [amazon]/[kinokuniya]
TATEIWA Shin'ya March 25, 2009 Sole Life, Tokyo, Chikuma-Shobo, 418p. ISBN-10:4480867201 ISBN-13:978-4480867209 3360 [amazon]/[kinokuniya](Japanese)
HOTTA Yoshitaro February 25, 2009 "Support for a Single ALS Patient to Begin Living at Home Independently (4): Challenges, Causes & Solutions", Ars Vivendi 1:218-235
YAMAMOTO Shinsuke February 25, 2009 "Support for a Single ALS Patient to Begin Living at Home Independently (3): July 2008"
Ars Vivendi 1:201-217
HASEGAWA Yui February 25, 2009 "Support for a Single ALS Patient to Begin Living at Home Independently (2): June 2008"
Ars Vivendi 1:184-200
NISHIDA Miki February 25, 2009 "Support for a Single ALS Patient to Begin Living at Home Independently (1): From March 2008 to June 2008"
Ars Vivendi 1:165-183
HOTTA Yoshitaro, ANDO Michihito & KAWAGUCHI Yumiko October 15, 2008 "Reexamining the Quality of Life of ALS Patientslessons from Previous Studies,"@Global COE Program Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University (Ed.) Identity and Alterity in Multiculturalism and Social Justice: "Conflicts", "Identity", "Alterity", "Solutions?"
TATEIWA Shinya September 5, 2008 Good Death (?), Chikuma Shobo 374p. ISBN-10: 4480867198 ISBN-13: 978-4480867193 2940yen [amazon] /[kinokuniya] (Japanese)
TATEIWA Shin'ya November 15, 2004 ALS: Immovable Body and Breathing Machine, Igaku Shoin, 449p. ISBN: 4-260-33377-1 2940yen [amazon]/[boople] (Japanese)
TATEIWA Shin'ya October 23, 2000 Freedom to be Weak, Seidosha 357+25p. ISBN: 4791758528 2940yen [amazon]/[boople]/[bk1] (Japanese)

Achievements at Conferences, Workshops etc.

TATEIWA Shinya November 2, 2009 "What is lost instead of death?: Supplement to the description of trends in Japan,"@International Seminar on Euthanasia, at Seoul
TATEIWA Shinya July 24, 2009 "Notes on Direct Payments,"@Points on Direct Payments: Asking Dr.Simon Prideaux, Ritsumeikan University
TATEIWA Shin'ya June 20, 2009 "Message"@The Forum for ALS Patients Treatment and Care, at Taipei Garden Hotel
HOTTA Yoshitaro, ABE Akira, MATOBA Kazuko & ARIMA Hitoshi May 9, 2009 "The Importance of Social Support in Decision Making regarding Terminal Care: What ALS Patients in Japan can Teach us", Poster Presentation at 11th Congress of the EAPC, Vienna, Austria
SU Li-Mei February 21, 2009 "Resources for Long Term Health Care and Health Care Services in Taiwan"
International Symposium "Research on Home Care of Patients with ALS in East Asia", Ritsumeikan University
CHO Gwang Hee February 21, 2009 "The Situation of ALS Patients and Their Welfare in South Korea"
International Symposium "Research on Home Care of Patients with ALS in East Asia", Ritsumeikan University
KANAZAWA Kimiaki & WANAKA Katsumi February 21, 2009 "The Current Status and Challenges of Home Care of Patients with ALS in Japan"[Word]/[PowerPoint]@International Symposium "Research on Home Care of Patients with ALS in East Asia", Ritsumeikan University
HOTTA Yoshitaro January 24, 2009 "Between Medical Equipments and Home Appliances"
Workshop on The Mechanization of Empathy in Health Care, Ritsumeikan University [abstract]/ [PowerPoint]
MATSUBARA Yoko January 24, 2009 "Everyday Life with a Home Ventilator and Communication Aid Devices: A Case of Japanese Patient with ALS,"@Workshop on The Mechanization of Empathy in Health Care, Ritsumeikan University [abstract]


February 21, 2009@International Symposium "Research on Home Care of Patients with ALS in East Asia", Ritsumeikan University

Theme Related Links

Ambu - devices for hospitals and rescue services
Comments on the Washington Death with Dignity Act
Disability & Society
Life & Death / Euthanasia / Death with Dignity?
Nanbyo: ALS / MND etc. 2009
Organ Donation Euthanasia (ODE)
Philosophy & Ethics of Life / Bioethics
Quality of Life
Swiss Suicide Clinic Dignitas
Swiss Suicide Clinic Dignitas: 2006-2008
The Great East Japan Earthquake
The Washington Death with Dignity Act
Vent Users' Support Page

Newspaper Articles

March 17, 2015 "Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yewfs condition worsens" (The Japan Times)
February 24, 2015 "Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls" (The Japan Times)
January 21, 2015 "Takata airbag victimfs husband saw his wife and babyfs lives ebb away" (The Japan Times)
December 25, 2014 "Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu" (The Japan Times)
December 19, 2014 "Propofol a potential factor in five child deaths, Tokyo hospital panel says" (The Japan Times)
December 5, 2014 "Advocate urges U.N. to tap disabled when prepping for disasters" (The Japan Times)
November 18, 2014 "Ebola claims surgeon from Sierra Leone in Nebraska hospital" (The Japan Times)
November 18, 2014 "Victim of Ebola had treatment delayed" (The Japan Times)
November 4, 2014 "U.S. edeath with dignityf case stokes Japanese supporters and opponents alike" (The Japan Times)
October 9, 2014 "Liberia arrival, first person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S., dies in Texas hospital; Africa toll nears 3,900" (The Japan Times)
October 8, 2014 "Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis" (The Japan Times)
July 15, 2014 "Sedative misused on children at 20 facilities in Japan" (The Japan Times)
July 8, 2014 "Safety in off-label use of drugs" (The Japan Times)
June 21, 2014 "The man accused of poisoning Matsumotofs civilians" (The Japan Times)
June 6, 2014 "Tokyo hospital used propofol on 63 children" (The Japan Times)
May 15, 2014 "eMiracle babyf survives 11-story fall" (The Japan Times)
April 10, 2014 "U.S. teen stabs 22 in Pittsburgh high school knife rampage" (The Japan Times)
February 15, 2014 "Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice" (The Japan Times)
November 3, 2013 "U.S. judge mulls video of paralyzed manfs murder suspect ID through blinks" (The Japan Times)
July 14, 2013 "'Alarm fatigue' at hospitals poses risks" (The Japan Times)
July 5, 2013 "Doctors advised family to unplug Mandela life support" (The Japan Times)
December 26, 2012 "India moves to curb rallies against rape" (The Japan Times)
December 5, 2011 "Ex-soccer great Socrates dead at 57" (The Japan Times)
February 23, 2011 "Government rejects asbestos deal" (The Japan Times)
November 12, 2010 "Brain death in kids complicates transplant issue" (The Japan Times)
August 19, 2010 "Problems getting off the ground: Even after all the required advance preparations have been made, flying with disability can end up in frustration and anger" (The Japan Times)
May 29, 2010 "Responsibility for asbestos ills" (The Japan Times)
May 21, 2010 "First court ruling: State must pay asbestos redress" (The Japan Times)
November 18, 2009 "Slippery slope of doctor-assisted euthanasia" (The Japan Times)
November 5, 2009 "Music-thanatology can soothe the dying" (The Japan Times)
August 22, 2009 "Japan's H1N1 cases at flu epidemic stage: Tamiflu stockpile sufficient to deal with virus: expert" (The Japan Times)
August 2, 2009 "Caring for body and soul: Trained Zen monk Sokun Tsushimoto brings a unique consciousness to his new role as a doctor" (The Japan Times)
July 13, 2007 "First Lady of blues" (The Japan Times)
November 22, 2005 "Man Utd. legend Best still on life support" (The Japan Times)
July 22, 2005 "Asbestos deaths just tip of the iceberg: Foot-dragging on blanket ban likely widened exposure, experts reckon" (The Japan Times)
October 25, 2000 "It's a matter of life and death: U.S. consensus frays on brain-death criteria" (The Japan Times)
October 18, 2000 "How dead is dead enough?: U.S. taps a controversial new source of organ donors" (The Japan Times)
September 24, 2000 "Research facility prompts fears of contamination: Shinjuku Ward residents seek court suspension of National Institute of Infectious Diseases" (The Japan Times)

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