A confucian view of personhood and bioethics

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (3):171-179 (2007)
Abstract
This paper focuses on Confucian formulations of personhood and the implications they may have for bioethics and medical practice. We discuss how an appreciation of the Confucian concept of personhood can provide insights into the practice of informed consent and, in particular, the role of family members and physicians in medical decision-making in societies influenced by Confucian culture. We suggest that Western notions of informed consent appear ethically misguided when viewed from a Confucian perspective.
Keywords Confucianism  Bioethics  Informed consent  Personhood  Public policy
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DOI 10.1007/s11673-007-9072-3
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Doctor-Family-Patient Relationship: The Chinese Paradigm of Informed Consent.Yali Cong - 2004 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (2):149 – 178.
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