The Ethics of Genetic Screening by Ruth F. ChadwickThe Ethics of Genetic Screening by Ruth F. Chadwick

The Ethics of Genetic Screening

EditorRuth F. Chadwick, Darren Shickle, H.A. Ten Have

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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This volume is a multidisciplinary and multinational collection of papers on aspects of genetic screening, with special reference to the situation in Europe. Starting from the situation in practice, the book proceeds to examine what lessons, if any, can be learned from historical precedents and sociological perspectives and concludes by exploring the extent to which theoretical ethical frameworks can assist in addressing the practice and policy issues in screening. This exploration points to ways in which genetics itself affects and challenge those frameworks. This collection will be of interest to practitioners, ethicists and policy-makers alike.
Title:The Ethics of Genetic ScreeningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048151783

ISBN - 13:9789048151783

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. The Wilson and Jungner Principles of Screening and Genetic Testing; D. Shickle. Genetic screening, information and counselling in Austria; G. Hauser.The Belgian perspective on genetic screening; K. Dierickx. Thalassemia prevention in Cyprus. Past, present and future; P. Ioannou. Some developments in genetic screening in Finland; V. Launis. Genetic screening: Ethical debates and regulatory systems in France; A. Boué. Screening in Germany: Carrier screening, pre-natal care and other screening projects; T. Schroeder-Kurth. Population screening in Greece for prevention of genetic diseases; C. Metaxotou, A. Mavrou. Ethics and genetic screening in the Republic of Ireland; D. Dooley. Genetic screening in the Netherlands. The state of the debate; R. Hoedemaekers. Genetic screening and genetic services in Slovakia; V. Ferak. Historical and social background. Introduction; H. ten Have. From eugenics to genetic screening. Historical problems of human genetic applications; H.-P. Kröner. Genetics in Germany. History and hysteria; U. Wiesing. A sociological perspective on genetic screening; M. Levitt. Moral and philosophical issues. Introduction; R.F. Chadwick, U. Wiesing. Genetic information and care; I. Pörn. Genetic screening, genetic testing and privacy; J. Sandor. Reconciling liberty and the common good? Genetic screening in the Republic of Ireland; D. Dooley. Genetic screening and testing. A moral map; R. Hoedemaekers. The genetic testing of children; A. Clarke. Index.