Health Care and Human Vulnerability: A Confucian Perspective

Jonathan K L CHAN*

*Corresponding author for this work

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It is widely accepted that we bear special responsibilities toward those who are vulnerable, especially those who are vulnerable to our actions and choices. However, exactly who falls under the category of the vulnerable? What special responsibilities do we have toward them, and on what grounds?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligious Perspectives on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics
EditorsJoseph Tham, Alberto Garcia, Gonzalo Miranda
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789401787369
ISBN (Print)9789401787352, 9789402400526
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameAdvancing Global Bioethics
ISSN (Print)2212-652X
ISSN (Electronic)2212-6538

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

User-Defined Keywords

  • Distributive Justice
  • Moral Intuition
  • Moral Obligation
  • Moral Responsibility
  • Universal Declaration


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