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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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Commentary

Commentary

Listening to Voices that Are Difficult to Hear

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(p.654) 18.4 Commentary
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The Future of Bioethics
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Susumu Shimazono

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0090

Nursing care for elderly populations in developed countries will likely become increasingly dependent on foreign labor, and we must consider ways to address ethical issues faced in this setting, particularly those resulting from cultural differences. Tony Hope and Michael Dunn explore in detail the gravity of ethical issues related to the increasing number of foreign health care workers migrating to developed countries to address the nursing needs of growing elderly populations. Here, the authors have carefully investigated the issues resulting from the new health care situation in which cultural differences are becoming increasingly significant. Elderly care is more than a field of cutting edge medical technology; rather, it involves daily nursing tasks and confronting significant cultural issues. Hope and Dunn clarify the importance of emphasizing the value of the roles played by foreign workers and their real-world experience as ethical foundations are built for nursing care of the elderly.

Keywords:   Foreign health care workers, nursing care of the elderly, long-term nursing care, ethical principles for nursing care, international agreement on ethical issues

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