Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the (Im)Possibility of Global Bioethics

  • Julia Tao Lai Po-Wah

Part of the Philosophy of Medicine book series (PHME, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Global Bioethics, Global Dialogue: Introduction

    1. Julia Tao Lai Po-Wah
      Pages 1-18
  3. Morality, Universality, and Particularity: Rethinking the Role of Community in the Foundations of Bioethics

  4. Community and Care: Lost Perspectives?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
  5. The (Im)Possibility of Global Bioethics

  6. Moral Dilemmas in Health Care

  7. New Strategies, New Possibilities

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-404

About this book


The contributions to this volume grew out of papers presented at an international conference Individual, Community & Society: Bioethics in the Third Millennium, held in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, between 25-28 May 1999. The conference was organized by the Centre for Comparative Public Management and Social Policy, and Ethics in Contemporary China Research Group, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. The conference brought together scholars from east and west to investigate the challenges to caring and to traditional moral authorities that would confront bioethics in the third millennium. They explored the implications of moral loss and moral diversity in post-traditional and post-modern societies, and how these would shape the character of medical care and bioethics discourse in the new era. A proceedings volume under the same title of Individual, Community & Society: Bioethics in the Third Millennium, was published in May 1999 for the conference meeting.


Ethical Issues Ethical Perspective Moral bioethics ethics health social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Tao Lai Po-Wah
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public and Social AdministrationCity University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Centre for Comparative Public Management and Social PolicyCity University of Hong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5969-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1195-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0080
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