Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms / Edition 1

Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms / Edition 1

by Graeme Laurie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521660270

ISBN-13: 2900521660272

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The issue of rights to genetic information is considered in this study from the standpoint of individuals, their relatives, employers, insurers and the state. Graeme Laurie provides a concept of privacy and property rights for the person, and argues for stronger legal protection following new developments in genetics. This book will interest lawyers, philosophers

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Overview

The issue of rights to genetic information is considered in this study from the standpoint of individuals, their relatives, employers, insurers and the state. Graeme Laurie provides a concept of privacy and property rights for the person, and argues for stronger legal protection following new developments in genetics. This book will interest lawyers, philosophers and doctors concerned with genetic information and issues of privacy, as well as genetic counselors, researchers and policy makers worldwide for its practical position on dilemmas in modern genetic medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900521660272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; Table of legislation; International instruments; Miscellaneous documents; Part I. Privacy: The General Part: 1. Health care, patient rights and privacy; 2. Privacy: anti-social concept or fundamental right? Part II. Genetic Knowledge: The Existing Models: 3. Human genetics and genetic privacy; 4. Autonomy, confidentiality and privacy; Part III. A New Privacy Paradigm: 5. Privacy and the public interest; 6. Privacy and property?; Index.

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