Mar 14
12:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cultural Variance in Medical ethics: some Confucian reflection


While modern medical decisions are full of ethicaldilemmas, the element of culture cannot be ignored. In the contemporary Chinesespeaking societies, Confucianism still plays an important role in people’sthoughts and living. In this talk, Prof. Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai will introducehis previous and current works on bioethics from the perspective of culturalvariance.



ProfessorDaniel Fu-Chang Tsai was trained as a family physician at National TaiwanUniversity (NTU) College of Medicine. Later, he obtained his PhD in bioethicsfrom the University of Manchester, U.K. He is the founding professor of the Department & GraduateInstitute of Medical Education & Bioethics. Among other joint appointments,he is also co-director of Health and Humanities Research Integration Platformat the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and SocialScience. Professor Tsai is currently the Coordinator of MedicalEducation Discipline under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. In2015, he was awarded Honorary Membership by the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics forhis contribution in the field.



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