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The Ethics of Genetic Screening : Library of Medical Ethics and Theoretical Medicine - Professor Ruth Chadwick

The Ethics of Genetic Screening

Library of Medical Ethics and Theoretical Medicine

By: Professor Ruth Chadwick (Editor), Darren Shickle (Editor), H. A. Ten Have (Editor), Urban Wiesing (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792356141
Number Of Pages: 256

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This collection of essays represents the work produced in the course of a three-year project funded by the Commission of the European Communities under the Biomed I programme, on the ethics of genetic screening, entitled 'Genetic screening: ethical and philosophical perspectives, with special reference to multifactorial diseases'. The short title of the project was Euroscreen, thereafter known as Euroscreen I, in the light of the fact that a second project on genetic screening was subsequently funded. The project was multinational and multidisciplinary, and had as its objectives to examine the nature and extent of genetic screening programmes in different European countries; to analyse the social policy response to these developments in different countries; and to explore the applicability of normative ethical frameworks to the issues. The project was led by a core group who had oversight of the project and members of which have acted as editors for this volume. Darren Shickle edited the first section; Henk ten Have the second; Ruth Chadwick and Urban Wiesing the third and final part. The volume opens with an overview of genetic screening and the principles available for addressing developments in the field, with special reference to the Wilson and Jungner principles on screening. The first of the three major sections thereafter includes papers on the state of the art in different countries, together with some analysis of social context and policy.

Contributors
Preface
The Wilson and Jungner Principles of Screening and Genetic Testing
Genetic screening, information and counselling in Austria
The Belgian perspective on genetic screening
Thalassemia prevention in Cyprus
Past, present and future
Some developments in genetic screening in Finland
Genetic screening: Ethical debates and regulatory systems in France
Screening in Germany: Carrier screening, pre-natal care and other screening projects
Population screening in Greece for prevention of genetic diseases
Ethics and genetic screening in the Republic of Ireland
Genetic screening in the Netherlands
The state of the debate
Genetic screening and genetic services in Slovakia
Historical and social background
Introduction
From eugenics to genetic screening
Historical problems of human genetic applications
Genetics in Germany
History and hysteria
A sociological perspective on genetic screening
Moral and philosophical issues
Introduction
Genetic information and care
Genetic screening, genetic testing and privacy
Reconciling liberty and the common good? Genetic screening in the Republic of Ireland
Genetic screening and testing
The genetic testing of children
Index
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ISBN: 9780792356141
ISBN-10: 0792356144
Series: Library of Medical Ethics and Theoretical Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.56