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Title Medical ethics in China : a transcultural interpretation / Jing-Bao Nie.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.

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 Main Stacks  R725.5 .N54 2011    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Biomedical law and ethics library
Biomedical law and ethics library.
Note The Patrick Romanell Fund.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Medical ethic -- China -- Cross-cultural studies.
Ethics, Medical -- China.
Cross-Cultural Comparison -- China.
Culture -- China.
Human Rights -- China.
Contents Communitarian China vs. individualistic west: a popular myth and its roots -- The fallacy of dichotomizing others -- China as the radical other of the west, or a misconstruction of Foucault: sexual excess as a cause of disease in China and the United States -- Excursion: 'false friends' in cross-cultural understanding, or a misjudgement of Needham: refuting the claim that the ancient Chinese described the circulation of the blood -- Taking China's internal plurality seriously -- The complexity of cultural differences: the forgotten Chinese tradition of medical truth-telling -- The 'cultural differences' arguement and its misconceptions: the return of medical truth-telling in China -- Is informed consent not applicable in China? Further intellectual flaws of the 'cultural differences' arguement -- Human rights as a Chinese value: a Chinese defence and critque of the UNESCO universal declaration on bioethics -- Women's rights in the Chinese context : toward a Chinese feminist bioethics -- After Cheng (sincerity or truthfulness): the professional ethics of traditional Chinese medicine -- Medicine as the heart of humanity and the physician as a general -- Exploring the core of humanity: a Chinese-western dialogue on personhood -- Beyond individualism and communitarianism: a yin-yang model on the ethics of health promotion (with Kirk L. Smith) -- Conclusions: Toward the uncertain future -- Epilogue: Thus spoke Hai Ruo (the god of the north sea).
Summary "Drawing from a wide range of primary historical and sociological sources, this book presents medical ethics in China from a Chinese-Western comparative perspective, and in doing so it provides a fascinating exploration of cultural differences and commonalities exhibited by China and the West in medicine and medical ethics.The book focuses on a number of key issues in medical ethics including: attitudes towards foetuses; disclosure of information by medical professionals; informed consent; professional medical ethics; and human rights. This careful examination not only provides insights into Chinese viewpoints, but also sheds light on the appropriate methods for comparative culture and ethical research. Through its analysis, Jing-Bao Nie seeks to put forward a theory of "transcultural bioethics", an ethical paradigm which upholds the primacy of morality whilst resisting cultural stereotypes, and appreciating the internal plurality, richness, dynamism and openness of medical ethics in any culture. Medical Ethics in China will be of particular interest to students and academics in the fields of Medical Law, Bioethics and Medical Ethics as well as Chinese/Asian Studies and Comparative (Chinese-Western) Cultural Studies. "--Provided by publisher.
"Drawing from a wide range of primary historical and sociological sources, this book presents medical ethics in China from a Chinese-Western comparative perspective, and in doing so it provides a fascinating exploration of cultural differences and commonalities exhibited by China and the West in medicine and medical ethics. The book focuses on a number of key issues in medical ethics including: attitudes towards foetuses; disclosure of information by medical professionals; informed consent; professional medical ethics; and human rights. This careful examination not only provides insights into Chinese viewpoints, but also sheds light on the appropriate methods for comparative culture and ethical research. Through its analysis, Jing-Bao Nie seeks to put forward a theory of "transcultural bioethics", an ethical paradigm which upholds the primacy of morality whilst resisting cultural stereotypes, and appreciating the internal plurality, richness, dynamism and openness of medical ethics in any culture"--Provided by publisher.