Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling

By using a creative approach that focuses on a single extended family as a case example to illustrate each chapter's key point, the authors elucidate ethical issues arising in the genetics clinic and laboratory surrounding many timely issues, including:

  • prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
  • assisted reproductive technologies
  • incidental findings in genetic testing
  • gene patenting
  • testing children for adult onset disorders
  • direct to consumer testing
Written exclusively by genetic counselors, it makes a significant contribution to the field of ethics in genetics and thus will appeal not only to genetic counselors but to physicians, nurses, and all those concerned with bioethics and social science.


Type Book
CME Available No
Topic
Cost $39.95
Note 2014



Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 17:   Act in accordance with the ethical, legal and philosophical principles and values of the genetic counseling profession and the policies of one's institution or organization.
      • 17b:   Recognize and respond to ethical and moral dilemmas arising in genetic counseling practice and seek outside consultation when needed.