Prescribing Our Future: Ethical Challenges in Genetic Counseling

Prescribing Our Future: Ethical Challenges in Genetic Counseling

by Arthur L. Caplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202304523

ISBN-13: 9780202304526

Pub. Date: 12/31/1993

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Genetic counselors translate the findings of scientific investigation into meaningful accounts that enable individuals and families to make decisions about their lives. This collection of original papers explores the history, values, and norms of that process, with some focus on the value of nondirectiveness in counseling practice. The contributors; examination of

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Genetic counselors translate the findings of scientific investigation into meaningful accounts that enable individuals and families to make decisions about their lives. This collection of original papers explores the history, values, and norms of that process, with some focus on the value of nondirectiveness in counseling practice. The contributors; examination of genetic counseling issues serves as a foundation from which to address other ethical, legal, and policy considerations in the expanding universe of clinical genetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202304526
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1993
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
IEvolution of Genetic Counseling
1Genetic Counseling: Values That Have Mattered3
2The Training of Genetic Counselors: Origins of a Psychosocial Model15
3The Workplace Ideology of Genetic Counselors25
4When Theory Meets Practice: Challenges to the Field of Genetic Counseling39
IISocial and Policy Issues in Genetic Counseling
5Risk and the Ethics of Genetic Choice57
6Discrimination Issues and Genetic Screening65
7Role of Public Policy in Genetic Screening and Counseling79
8Parables89
IIIFuture Directions and Ethical Challenges in Genetic Counseling
9The Impact of the Human Genome Project for Genetic Counseling Services97
10The Evolution of Nondirectiveness in Genetic Counseling and Implications of the Human Genome Project101
11Objectivity, Value Neutrality, and Nondirectiveness in Genetic Counseling119
12Ethical Obligations of Genetic Counselors131
13Neutrality Is Not Morality: The Ethics of Genetic Counseling149
IVAppendix
Appendix ANational Society of Genetic Counselors Code of Ethics169
References173
Index183

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