Genetic Counselling: Practice and Principles

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Angus Clarke
Routledge, 1994 - Medical - 266 pages
Contributions to this study are drawn both from health professionals engaged in genetic counselling and from observers and critics with backgrounds in law, philosophy, biology, and the social sciences. This diversity will enable health professonals to examine their activities with a fresh eye, and will help the observer-critic to understand the ethical problems that arise in genetic counselling practice, rather than in imaginary encounters.
Most examinations of the ethical issues raised by genetics are concerned in a broad sense with the application of new technology to human reproduction. This volume focuses on genetic counselling and screening as such, providing valuable insights for the health professional, social scientist, philosopher, lawyer, and bioethicist.

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About the author (1994)

Katie Featherstone is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Social and Economic Aspects of Genomics, Cardiff University. Aditya Bharadwaj is a Research Associate in the Centre for Social and Economic Apects of Genomics, Cardiff University. Angus Clarke is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University, and Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Aspects of Genomics.

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