Contextualizing new ideas and technologies has been crucial foundation for the development and institutionalization of medical oncology in Taiwan. This development is closely related to social trust building and has become the essence of medical social contracts. This paper is part of the 'Taiwan Oncology Oral History Project,' sponsored by Chinese Oncology Society in Taiwan. The doctor-patient relationship embedded in the institutionalization of cancer clinical trials are explored. We first delineate their origins. Thereafter, the emergent trends of leading medical centers in Taiwan and cancer clinical trials at global scale are presented. Finally, perspectives on trust building and international opportunities are proposed with oncologists' critical reflections on the health care system and doctor-patient relations.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|