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TATEIWA, Shin'yai—§Šâ ^–çj 2009 Tokyo,Chikuma Shobo, 418p.


Sole Life *Tateiwa, Shin'ya 2009 Sole Life, Tokyo, Chikuma-Shobo, 418p. ISBN-10:4480867201 ISBN-13:978-4480867209 [amazon]/[kinokuniya]

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_______ translation by HIRAGA, Midorie________
Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Saying / not saying the specialty of human life cf.Singer, Peter^Kuhse, Helga

Section 1. Theory that new things are same as old things, thus are accepted
1. The role as tradition destroyer
2. Some say it is OK because it has already done

Section 2. Alpha: Feeling and reason
1. Alpha: Feeling and reason
2. It is not the ethic of de-anthropocentrism or de-racism
3. It does not consider human life as special
4. Some say it is important, but they don't say why

Section 3. Relationships
1. Calling for "somebody"
2. Difficulty of relation-ism
3. As if there were not such things as "Parents"

Section 4. Another boundary Beta: The World / Internals
1. The World / Internals
2. Humans / Animals
3. Repetition

Chapter 2. Recent past and now

Section 1. 2005: Death with Dignity bill
1. About "based on the voluntary will"
2. About "only when cureless and at the terminal-stage"
3. About "it is the movement with tradition"

Section 2. The 1978 bill and 2003 bill
1. Two bills
2. Tenrei Ota
3. Change?

Chapter 3. Withdrawing because resource is limited - what happened in that era

Section 1. For what happened in that era
1. Rapid, clear but not understandable change
2. Short circuit

Section 2. In 1980s
1. Criticism on hospital for the aged people
2. A country that has no bedridden aged person
3. Another discovery
4. Summary

Section 3. Confirmation
1. Cure or stay - according to the person in question
2. Cure or stay - according to the helpers and others
3. Bedridden / self-supporting
4. The person is holding, but the family wouldn't

Section 4. "Terminal care of welfare"
1. "Terminal care of welfare"
2. Seminars / TVs / the National Diet
3. Those who criticized

Section 5. Moving to the limited place
1. Economy of medical care
2. The result
3. Moving to pre-limited welfare
4. The result

Section 6. Forming the majority
1. Investigation
2. "Simply prolong life"
3. Pain
4. Difference of votes
5. Those professionals
6. Families / the public
7. The anthropology

Section 7. Economy
1. Agreement from uneconomical people
2. Accepting waste IS waste
3. Those who make it occupation
4. Saying reformation will be economizing
5. The limited realization by claiming it as insurance
6. "Old old people"
7. We should reconsider the basic

Chapter 4. Present
Section 1. Spring to summer of 2005
1. Repetition and others
2. April meeting
3. June meeting

Section 2. March 2006
1. The meeting and the incident
2. When the person is (regarded as) unconscious
3. About myself

Section 3. Summer of 2006
1. After the incident
2. The inevitable work

Section 4. At the Ethics Committee
1. At the Ethics Committee in January 2007
2. What to tell?
3. At the Ethics Committee in July 2008

Section 5. Diary
1. 2005
2. 2006
3. 2007
4. 2009

Chapter 5. About deciding to die

1. Preconditions although not written
2. Not "I" vs "we"
3. Things to activate decision
4. Modifying and announcing

<Appendix> Books by Yoshihiko KOMATSU

Chapter 6. More painful life, painful life, easy death

1. Uncertain difference between active action and passive action - agreed
2. Accepting it can shorten life by easing pain - agreed
3. The difference of death for easing pain and death for death is effective - disagreed
4. Choosing life or life, and choosing life or death is different
5. Summary

<Appendix> What recent textbooks say
<Appendix> "Principles in Clinical Ethics - With special reference to Palliative Medicine" by Tetsuro SHIMIZU

Chapter 7. 0n "Philosophy of Illness"

1. Somebody said something?
2. The philosophy craving death
3. An experiment to affirm sick people
4. Solidarity by sick people
5. Knowing the power of body

<Appendix> Books on death and life

Endnotes

Index

Bibliography

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