Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling

Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling

by Judith E. Horowitz, Joann Paley Galst, Nanette Elster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433807602

ISBN-13: 9781433807602

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling addresses the many quandaries encountered by mental health professionals who practice in the field of reproductive medicine. This book sets the standard for psychologists who work with donors and recipients of gametes and embryos, gestational surrogates, intended parents, and children conceived through assisted reproduction.

Overview

Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling addresses the many quandaries encountered by mental health professionals who practice in the field of reproductive medicine. This book sets the standard for psychologists who work with donors and recipients of gametes and embryos, gestational surrogates, intended parents, and children conceived through assisted reproduction. Through a series of thoughtfully analyzed case vignettes, readers will learn a template that can help them navigate with their clients issues such as: Access to assisted reproductive technologyWhat to do with unused embryosWhether to risk initiating or reducing a multifetal pregnancyWhether to disclose information about the use of collaborative reproductive technologiesBalancing law compliance, practice guidelines, and ethical principles within the context of values held by the patients' culture, religion, society, and family.As background to their step-by-step strategy for resolving ethical dilemmas in fertility counseling, the authors provide reviews of medical, psychological, sociological, and bioethical literature in relation to assisted reproductive technologies, as well as a comparison of international and religious approaches. This book will help psychologists already working in the field as well as those wishing to develop a niche practice in the area of reproductive medicine and health to base their practices on empirical evidence and to consistently work in an ethical manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433807602
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >