Advancing Global Bioethics

African Traditional Medicine: Autonomy and Informed Consent

Authors: Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

  • Focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM)
  • Argues that the ATM focus on consent based on consensus constitutes a legitimate informed consent
  • Employs the ethics of care as a hermeneutic to interpret ATM
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About this book

This book focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM). ATM forms a large portion of the healthcare systems in Africa. WHO statistics show that as much as 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for primary health care. With such a large constituency, it follows that ATM and its practices should receive more attention in bioethics. By comparing the ethics of care approach with the ATM approach to Relational Autonomy In Consent (RAIC), the authors argue that the ATM focus on consent based on consensus constitutes a legitimate informed consent. This book is distinctive insofar as it employs the ethics of care as a hermeneutic to interpret ATM. The analysis examines the ethics of care movement in Western bioethics to explore its relational approach to informed consent. Additionally, this is the first known study that discusses healthcare ethics committees in ATM.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Informed Consent in a Communal Culture

    Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

    Pages 1-8

  • Historical Context of the Western Bioethics Approach to Autonomy

    Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

    Pages 9-52

  • Systematic Analysis of Ethics of Care

    Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

    Pages 53-92

  • Comparative Analysis of ATM with Ethics of Care

    Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

    Pages 93-150

  • Applied Analysis of ATM’S RAIC to Healthcare Ethics Committees in Africa

    Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter

    Pages 151-181

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05891-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05890-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38009-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Traditional Medicine: Autonomy and Informed Consent
Authors
Series Title
Advancing Global Bioethics
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05891-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05891-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05890-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38009-4
Series ISSN
2212-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics