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Genetic Counselling : Practice and Principles - Angus Clarke

Genetic Counselling

Practice and Principles

By: Angus Clarke (Editor)

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Published: 5th May 1994
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This volume examines the social and ethical issues raised in genetic counselling, testing and screening. It includes contributions from health professionals engaged in genetic counselling as well as observers and critics from the fields of philosophy, law, biology and social science. The book therefore examines both the immediate questions raised by individual clients and the broader social implications of genetic counselling. The essays explore issues such as when genetic tests should be used to predict future health, when children should be tested for genetic disorders and how we should guard against possible abuses of genetic knowledge.
Contributors: David Ball, Caroline Berry, Paula Boddington, Don Bradley, Matthew Griffiths, Peter Harper, Helen Hughes, Abby Lippman, Jonathan Montgomery, Benno Muller-Hill, Evelyn Parsons, Maureen Ramsey, Lydia Sinclair, Audrey Tyler, Margaretha White-Van-Mourik, Ann Williams.

Introduction
Genetic Counselling: A Medical Perspective
Genetic Counselling: A Nurse's Perspective
Predictive Testing of Adults and Children
Ethical Issues in Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: The Question of Informed Consent
Termination of a Second Trimester Pregnancy for Fetal Abnormality: Psycho-Social Aspects
Lessons from a Dark and Distant Past
Prenatal Genetic Testing and Screening: Constructing Needs and Reinforcing Inequities
Medical Genetics and Mental Handicap
The Rights and Interests of Children and Those with a Mental Handicap
Confidentiality in Genetic Counselling
Genetic Reductionism and Medical Genetic Practice
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415082587
ISBN-10: 0415082587
Series: Professional Ethics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 5th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1