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China : Bioethics, Trust, and the Challenge of the Market - Julia Tao Po-Wah Lai

China

Bioethics, Trust, and the Challenge of the Market

By: Julia Tao Po-Wah Lai (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th July 2008
ISBN: 9781402067563
Number Of Pages: 212

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to the Moral Challenges H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. and Aaron E. Hinkley 1 Taking Finitude Seriously in a Chinese Cultural Context Across the world, health care policy is a moral and political challenge. Few want to die young or to suffer, yet not all the money in the world can deliver physical immortality or a life free of suffering. In addition, health care needs differ. As a result, unless a state coercively forbids those with the desire and means to buy better basic health care to do so, access to medicine will be unequal. No co- try can afford to provide all with the best of care. In countries such as China, there are in addition stark regional differences in the quality and availability of health care, posing additional challenges to public policy-making. Further, in China as elsewhere, the desire to lower morbidity and mortality risks has led to ever more resources being invested in health care. When such investment is supported primarily by funds derived from taxation, an increasing burden is placed on a country's economy. This is particularly the case as in China with its one-child policy, where the proportion of the elderly population consuming health care is rising. Thesepolicychallengesarecompoundedbymoraldiversity. Defacto,humansdo not share one morality. Instead, they rank cardinal human goods and right-making conditions in different orders, often not sharing an af?rmation of the same goods or views of the right.

Introduction: Trust, the Market, and Bioethics
The Bioethics of Trustp. 3
Chinese Health Care Policy: An Introduction to the Moral Challengesp. 7
Health Care Policy in China
Towards a Confucian Approach to Health Care Allocation in China: A Dynamic Geographyp. 27
Trust is the Core of the Doctor-Patient Relationship: From the Perspective of Traditional Chinese Medical Ethicsp. 39
Medical Resources, the Market, and the Development of Private-Run Hospitals in Chinap. 45
China, Beware: What American Health Care Has to Learn from Singaporep. 55
Trust, Profit, Scarcity, and Integrity: Confucian Thought and Traditional Morality
Confucian Trust, Market and Health Care Reformp. 75
The Pursuit of an Efficient, Sustainable Health Care System in Chinap. 89
A Reconstructionist Confucian Approach to Chinese Health Carep. 117
The Market and Health Care
Health Care Services, Markets, and the Confucian Moral Tradition: Establishing a Humanistic Health Care Marketp. 137
Markets, Trust, and the Nurturing of a Culture of Responsibility: Implications for Health Care Policy in Chinap. 151
Fostering Professional Virtue in the Market: Reflections on the Challenges Facing Chinese Health Care Reformp. 169
Looking to the Future of China: Can Confucius Guide the Health Care Market?
On the Reform of Health Care Reformp. 181
Is Singapore's Healthcare System Morally Problematic?p. 193
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9781402067563
ISBN-10: 1402067569
Series: Philosophy and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 4th July 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 1.1