A Global Profession: Medical Values in China and the U.S.

This supplement presents a cross-cultural dialogue about the fundamental professional values of medicine that shape medical practice, teaching, and research in China and the United States. Articles by Chinese and American scholars who participated in a four-day conference in Beijing in 1998 explore the ethical traditions of these two very different cultures. While the history of the two countries differs significantly, these essays reveal that physicians in the United States and China share many core ethical values that define and order their professional lives. Download the report for free.