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Preventing Intellectual Disability: Ethical and Clinical Issues

Preventing Intellectual Disability: Ethical and Clinical Issues

by Pekka Louhiala
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ISBN-13: 9780521533713
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

DOB: January 12 1957. Licentiate of Medicine 1984, Doctor of Medical Sciences 1993 (University of Helsinki), Doctor of Philosophy 2002 (University of Wales Swansea). Specialist in Paediatrics 1991. Various academic positions at the University of Helsinki 1992-2002, University Lecturer (medical ethics) 2002-. Part time paediatrician in private practice 1992-. Publications in paediatric epidemiology, medical ethics and philosophy of medicine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. What is intellectual disability?; 3. Epidemiology of intellectual disability; 4. Prevention of intellectual disability: general issues; 5. Prenatal diagnosis and screening; 6. Genetic counselling; 7. Why should intellectual disability be prevented?; 8. Moral status and intellectual disability; 9. The ethics of prevention in practice: three syndromes; 10. Conclusion; References; Index.

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