|Budget Amount *help
¥33,020,000 (Direct Cost: ¥25,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥7,620,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥8,970,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,070,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥7,670,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,770,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥6,760,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,560,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥9,620,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,220,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
We have improved our system of case examination in clinical ethics through examination of its philosophy and method of case examination, and published the improved system as textbooks, an online version, and e-learning materials. We also participated in making the guidelines for the decision-making process concerning artificial hydration and nutrition for elderly people by the Japan Geriatrics Society (2012), and as a result, the guidelines recommend the "information-sharing and consensus-seeking model," which is a type of shared process of decision-making, and one of the most basic elements of our system. Again, we have developed and published series of "Notebook of the process of decision-making for patients and their families" concerning a few topics.
We organized "Clinical Ethics Seminar" 48 times in cities across Japan in association with local groups of collaborators during the 4 year study period, and a total of 6700 medical and health workers attended them.