Health Care and Human Vulnerability: A Confucian Perspective

  • Jonathan Keung Lap ChanEmail author
Part of the Advancing Global Bioethics book series (AGBIO, volume 2)


It is widely accepted that we bear special responsibilities toward those who are vulnerable, especially those who are vulnerable to our actions and choices. However, exactly who falls under the category of the vulnerable? What special responsibilities do we have toward them, and on what grounds?


Moral Responsibility Distributive Justice Moral Obligation Moral Intuition Universal Declaration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Applied EthicsHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

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