China: Bioethics, Trust, and The Challenge Of The Market

  • Julia Tao

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction: Trust, the Market, and Bioethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julia Tao
      Pages 3-5
    3. H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr, Aaron E. Hinkley
      Pages 7-23
  3. Health Care Policy in China

  4. Trust, Profit, Scarcity, and Integrity: Confucian Thought and Traditional Morality

  5. The Market and Health Care

  6. Looking to the Future of China: Can Confucius Guide the Health Care Market?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Ren-Zong Qiu
      Pages 181-192

About this book


This volume provides a unique perspective on the market reforms currently taking place in Chinese health care. The authors come to grips with the changes taking place in Chinese health care and its effect on the traditional doctor-patient relationship, but also its positive effects on the availability and quality of health care particularly in urban areas. In doing so the various authors wrestle with moral, political and social issues deeply ingrained in Chinese culture as well as the perceived practical and moral difficulties associated with the change to a market oriented economy especially in area of health care. This volume should be of particular interest to bioethicists, those interested in contemporary Chinese philosophy, and of course those working in health care policy, Chinese policy, comparative health care policy, or any combination thereof.


Ethics Medical Ethics bioethics health issue morality philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Tao
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6756-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6757-0
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