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Relational Autonomy: Rethinking Informed Consent in Healthcare from Cross-Cultural and Religious Perspectives
Category : Public Talks
Date : 26 Jan, 2022
Time : 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (HK Time)
Venue : Live Zoom Session

The requirement of informed consent in healthcare and biomedical research tends to be construed and implemented in ways that are overtly individualistic and without adequate recognition of the attending social, cultural and religious conditions. Drawing from contributions in the edited monographs “Cross-Cultural and Religious Critiques of Informed Consent” and “Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Young Children”, contributing authors and commentators discuss key arguments and implications of this contribution to the bioethical literature on informed consent.

Programme, Abstracts & Biographies: click here

Chairs
Dr Calvin Ho
Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof Gilberto KK Leung
Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience, and Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Speakers & Presentations
Fr. Joseph Tham, LC
Professor, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Italy
Title: Healthcare decision-making: Cross-cultural analysis of the shift from autonomous to the relational self

Prof Ellen Y. Zhang
Head, Director of Centre for Applied Ethics, Associate Programme Director of Master of Arts in Ethics and Public Affairs and Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Title: Informed consent: A critical response from a Buddhist perspective

Prof Ruiping Fan
Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title: A Confucian view of informed consent in biomedical practice

Prof Imogen Goold
Professor of Medical Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Title: Autonomy and decision-making for children – A comparative analysis across five continents

Ms Jingyi Lin
Senior Medical Social Worker, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Title: Consideration of relational autonomy on decision-making and informed consent in healthcare settings 

Dr Derrick K.S. Au
Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title: Alternative forms of autonomy in medical practice: Can informed consent be shared?

Organiser:

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong

Fees:
Free of charge

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