On Ethics, Biomedical Education and Health Promotion

International and Chinese Perspectives


  • Sheying Chen Pace University, New York, USA
  • Yuxia Qin Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, China




Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR), Health Promotion, Biomedical Education, Ethics, China, health policy


This article is a Commentary that reflects on scientific research and education by exploring a potential social dimension in terms of its implications to population health and public welfare. With particular attention to biomedical technology, it argues that the development of a keen awareness and ethical standards has become a pressing need for social policy to promote scientific social responsibility (SSR) for research and educational institutions. A biopsychosocial view of health and mental health is applied along with an international perspective in relation to China’s current ideological and political contexts to indicate the complexity of the issues involved.

Author Biographies

Sheying Chen, Pace University, New York, USA

Sheying CHEN, Ph.D., MSW (UCLA), is Professor of Healthcare Administration and former AssoCIATE. Provost at Pace University, New York, USA. 

Yuxia Qin, Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, China

Yuxia QIN, Ph.D. (Northeast Normal University), is Associate Professor of Life Sciences (cell biology) at Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, China


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How to Cite

Chen, S., & Qin, Y. (2023). On Ethics, Biomedical Education and Health Promotion: International and Chinese Perspectives. International Healthcare Review (online). https://doi.org/10.56226/46



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