Medical Tourism – Concepts, Ethics, And Practices

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Thematic Series Editors: Silke Schicktanz, University of Goettingen & Tulsi Patel, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India

Modern medical care in today’s global world market is accessible in many different locations, including the non-western countries. The provision of apparently reliable medical care in Asia at a fraction of the cost incurred in Western countries has created lucrative business opportunities. This phenomenon of seeking medical care through inter-cultural travel, known as ‘medical tourism’, incurs a host of potential moral, ethical, economic, and legal benefits, questions, risks, and problems. Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine is dedicating a thematic issue to medical tourism that aims to explore medical tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective. We encourage submission of speculative papers, position pieces, reviews and analysis of current practices and trends and empirical studies of various forms of ‘medical tourism’ that critically address the ethical, social and conceptual premises.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts:
1st December 2011

Questions and/or inquiries should be directed to the Thematic Guest Editor, by contacting Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz at: silke.schicktanz@medizin.uni-goettingen.de.

 

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medical tourism is growing at a fast pace now a days as incurs potential moral, ethical, economic, and legal benefits, questions, risks, and problems. I enjoyed reading this article.Thanks for posting.

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