Sachiko Hosoya is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Public Health Nursing at the International University of Health and Welfare in Narita, Chiba, Japan. She completed her PhD in February 2008 at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Area Studies, the University of Tokyo. Her PhD dissertation, which was based on her participant observation at the Kahrizak Charity Care Center in Tehran, was published as a book entitled Islam and Philanthropy 1), and in the three articles 2), 3), 4).
As a clinical practitioner and an educator of nursing sciences, as well as a holder of an MA in Disability and Social Policy (from Leeds University) and a PhD in Area Studies, she has been trying to understand the bioethical issues in Iran on the focal point at which different disciplines cross over. She conducted field research in Iran, Turkey and the UAE, on the living situation of people with a hereditary hemoglobinopathy called Thalassemia and patients’ pursuit of advocacy during her Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) fellowship in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in 2015. The outcome of the SPF fellowship program was published both in English and Japanese listed below 5), 6), 7), 8), 9).
HOSOYA, Sachiko, 2011, Islam and Philanthropy: From the Narratives of Voluntary Bathing Assistants, Kyoto: Nakanishiya Shuppan (in Japanese).
----------, 2008, “Nursing Practice and Islamic Values in Modern Iran: The Ethical Discussion of the Body Care of Male Patients by Female Nursing Professionals”, Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies, 2(1), pp92-162 (in Japanese).
----------, 2014, “Care, Redemption and the Afterlife: Spiritual Experiences of Bathing Volunteers in a Charity Care Center in Iran”, in Benthall, J. and Lacey R. eds., Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the ‘Age of Terror’ and Beyond, Gerlach Press, pp353-373 (in English).
----------, 2016, “Volunteer Caregiving Activities in the Kahrizak Charity Care Center in Iran”, in Nejima, S. ed., NGOs in the Muslim World: Faith and Social Services, Routledge, pp47-56 (in English).
----------, 2019, Thalassemia and Three Iranian Patient Activists: Their Pursuit of Advocacy, Tokyo: Sophia University, Center for Islamic Studies (in English, in press).
----------, 2018, “People with a genetic disease and their family relationship: Focusing on their choices of marriage and reproduction”, in K. Murakami ed., Families in the Age of IVF: Continuity and Change in the Middle East, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, pp157-194 (in Japanese).
----------, 2017a, “Changes in Attitudes towards Marriage and Reproduction among People with a Genetic Illness: A Study of Patients with Thalassemia in Iran”, Anthropology of the Middle East, 12(2), pp28-45 (in English).
----------, 2017b, “Discussion of ‘Therapeutic Abortion Law’ in Iran”, Bioethics, 27(1), 72-78 (in Japanese).
----------, 2017c, “A study of nursing care for marriage and reproduction for people with Thalassemia Major in Iran”, Journal of the Japanese Society of Genetic Nursing, 16(1), pp59-69 (in Japanese).