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中國文化是否構成了對知情同意的挑戰?, Wei Zhu Jan 2009

中國文化是否構成了對知情同意的挑戰?, Wei Zhu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Since its introduction into China as a bioethical principle, informed consent has been a controversial topic. Many doubt its adoptability in the Chinese context. They claim that in China, it is often the family and not the patient that makes the decision about patient care in real clinical practice or medical research. In addition, Chinese culture appears incompatible with the principle of informed consent. As a result, many scholars conclude that Chinese culture constitutes a challenge to the application of informed consent in China.

This essay contends that such an argument does not hold water, or at least, is not ...


莊子的生命自由觀及其生命倫理學意義, Hongwen Li Jan 2008

莊子的生命自由觀及其生命倫理學意義, Hongwen Li

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Freedom is a key concept in the philosophy of Zhuangzi. This kind of freedom requires a deconstruction of the “subject…predicate” logic and an attitude that views all things equally. The ethical views of Zhuangzi focus on the notion of “losing oneself” or “forgetting oneself”, the purpose of which is to subvert the position between subject and object and to see things as they are. Unlike the Western idea of individual autonomy, Zhuangzi’s concept of freedom is based on the interconnectedness between individuals. This essay contends that the Daoist position on the meaning of human life and freedom can ...


中國文化視野中遺傳知識的應用, Xin-He Hu Jan 1999

中國文化視野中遺傳知識的應用, Xin-He Hu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The solutions or resolutions of ethical issues in genetic screening and testing as well as in other fields are shaped by a framework of ethical principles. Now the three (or four) basic ethical principles, i.e. beneficence (or plus nonmaleficence), autonomy and justice which were developed in a medical context of Judeo-Christian culture have been widely accepted in the world as well as in some countries with non-Judeo-Christian culture. So it can be said that these principles form a common framework in the international community, and more or less became universal principles in the world. However, when applying these principles ...


基因資訊--文化與後現代倫理觀, Shiu-Ching Wu Jan 1999

基因資訊--文化與後現代倫理觀, Shiu-Ching Wu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

If machine engine is the emblem of the industrial age, computer for the advanced industrialization, it would be safer to say that genetic information revealed through decoding genome can be an emblem of the ongoing postmodern age. Leaving safety and availability issues aside, the rapid development of genetic technology, including artificial reproduction, genetic therapy, genetic engineering and cloning, opens many choices never thought before. Likewise, it also radically challenge our traditional way of handling with giving birth, enhancing health, curing disease and improving farming productivity. Many questions arise, such as, would it be moral to reproduce by way of 'unnatural ...


利他主義和醫生協助死亡, Martin Gunderson, David J. Mayo Jan 1998

利他主義和醫生協助死亡, Martin Gunderson, David J. Mayo

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

我們假定一項允許醫生協助死亡的法律獲得通過。我們指出,使這項法律獲得通過的基本理由在於對個人自主性的尊重、避免遭受痛苦以及尊嚴地死去的可能性。我們還將探討一旦法律通過將引發的兩個道德問題。首先,我們論證通過協助死亡法律的基本理由可以為協助出於利他主義理由動機和出於自我利益理由動機的病人死去辯護;其次,我們論證通過醫生協助死亡法律的理由可以為將該法律擴展到既包括臨終病人又包括非臨終病人辯護。