Date: 30Sep 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm


“Living Will, Living Well? Advance Directives Across Asia” Workshop is a 2-day workshop that takes a comparative look at the law and practice of advance decision-making in healthcare across 15 jurisdictions in Asia. It consists of Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.

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This is the recording of Workshop 1, “Advance Directives Across Asia”.

Workshop 1 begins with a general discussion about advance directives, which is followed by an extended discussion on Asian perspectives to advance directives.

This project is a particularly timely one in light of recent developments in Asian jurisdictions. Hong Kong has just undergone a public consultation regarding the regulation of advance directives, as a first step towards the codification of the common law position that it currently follows.


The promise and pitfalls of advance directives

• Prof Richard Huxtable
Professor of Medical Ethics, and Director, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

Key themes from the presentations of ADs across Asian jurisdictions

• Prof Michael Dunn
Associate Professor, Ethox Centre & Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford, UK

Panel discussion on

• Well-regulated jurisdictions: Israel, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand (panelist from Taiwan was unable to make it)
• Semi-regulated jurisdictions: India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia & Philippines
• Jurisdictions with no regulation: Macau, Mainland China, Russia & Turkey

General discussion and Q&A

Ms Daisy Cheung
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, The University of Hong Kong

Date & Time: 30 Sep 2020, 4pm – 6pm

The video of Workshop 2, “Advance Directives in Hong Kong”, is available here.

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