Developing a culturally relevant bioethics for Asian people.

  title={Developing a culturally relevant bioethics for Asian people.},
  author={Michael Cheng-tek Tai and C S Lin},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={27 1},
Because of cultural differences between East and West, any attempt at outright adaptation of Western ideas in Asia will undoubtedly encounter problems, if not rejection. Transferring an idea from one place to another is just like transplanting an organ from a donor to a recipient--rejection is to be expected. Human cultures respond to new ideas from different value systems in very much the same way. Recently, biomedical ethics has received much attention in Asia. Fundamental advances in… CONTINUE READING