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Article: Which medicine? Whose standard? Critical reflections on medical integration in China

TitleWhich medicine? Whose standard? Critical reflections on medical integration in China
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Issue Date2007
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jme.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Journal Of Medical Ethics, 2007, v. 33 n. 8, p. 454-461 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is a prevailing conviction that if traditional medicine (TRM) or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are integrated into healthcare systems, modern scientific medicine (MSM) should retain its principal status. This paper contends that this position is misguided in medical contexts where TRM is established and remains vibrant. By reflecting on the Chinese policy on three entrenched forms of TRM (Tibetan, Mongolian and Uighur medicines) in western regions of China, the paper challenges the ideology of science that lies behind the demand that all traditional forms of medicine be evaluated and reformed according to MSM standards. Tibetan medicine is used as a case study to indicate the falsity of a major premise of the scientific ideology. The conclusion is that the proper integrative system for TRM and MSM is a dual standard based system in which both TRM and MSM are free to operate according to their own medical standards.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57347
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.764
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.693
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dc.contributor.authorFan, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHolliday, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:33:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:33:48Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Medical Ethics, 2007, v. 33 n. 8, p. 454-461en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57347-
dc.description.abstractThere is a prevailing conviction that if traditional medicine (TRM) or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are integrated into healthcare systems, modern scientific medicine (MSM) should retain its principal status. This paper contends that this position is misguided in medical contexts where TRM is established and remains vibrant. By reflecting on the Chinese policy on three entrenched forms of TRM (Tibetan, Mongolian and Uighur medicines) in western regions of China, the paper challenges the ideology of science that lies behind the demand that all traditional forms of medicine be evaluated and reformed according to MSM standards. Tibetan medicine is used as a case study to indicate the falsity of a major premise of the scientific ideology. The conclusion is that the proper integrative system for TRM and MSM is a dual standard based system in which both TRM and MSM are free to operate according to their own medical standards.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jme.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Medical Ethicsen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Medical Ethics. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care - ethics - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Policy - trendsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMedicine, East Asian Traditionalen_HK
dc.subject.meshTechnology, Medical - ethics - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel - ethnologyen_HK
dc.titleWhich medicine? Whose standard? Critical reflections on medical integration in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0306-6800&volume=33&issue=8&spage=454&epage=461&date=2007&atitle=Which+medicine?+Whose+standard?+Critical+reflections+on+medical+integration+in+Chinaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHolliday, I: ian.holliday@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jme.2006.017483en_HK
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