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Genetics and the interpersonal elaboration of ethics.

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Confidentiality in genetic testing poses important ethical challenges to the current primacy of respect for autonomy and patient choice in health care. It also presents a challenge to approaches to decision-making emphasising the ethical importance of the consequences of health care decisions. In this paper a case is described in which respect for confidentiality calls both for disclosure and non-disclosure, and in which respect for patient autonomy and the demand to avoid causing harm each a...

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10.1023/a:1013062902531

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Theoretical medicine and bioethics
Volume:
22
Issue:
5
Pages:
451-459
Publication date:
2001-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-0980
ISSN:
1386-7415
URN:
uuid:dd17d2f5-18f9-4f6a-ad31-f8e06557acb7
Source identifiers:
162621
Local pid:
pubs:162621

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