Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms

Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms

by Graeme Laurie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521047129

ISBN-13: 9780521047128

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

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

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:
9780521047128
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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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