While modern medical decisions are full of ethical dilemmas, the element of culture cannot be ignored. In the contemporary Chinese speaking societies, Confucianism still plays an important role in people’s thoughts and living. In this talk, Prof. Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai will introduce his previous and current works on bioethics from the perspective of cultural variance.
Professor Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai was trained as a family physician at National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Medicine. Later, he obtained his PhD in bioethics from the University of Manchester, U.K. He is the founding professor of the Department & Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Bioethics. Among other joint appointments, he is also co-director of Health and Humanities Research Integration Platform at the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science. Professor Tsai is currently the Coordinator of Medical Education Discipline under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. In 2015, he was awarded Honorary Membership by the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics for his contribution in the field.