The sense of responsibility in the context of professional activities in Medical Genetics

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (4):397-405 (2011)
Medical Genetics is a relatively new field of scientific work that involves a lot of enthusiastic professionals, both in routine (clinical) and research (scientific projects). In either field, different geneticists feel different responsibilities for their work, either because they are different people (personal responsibility) or because they have a different rank in the respective departments (professional responsibility). This paper presents the philosophical views of several authors on the sense of responsibility from the Classical times until the present and reveals the practical, daily responsibilities that are met by these professionals, in four areas of responsibility: personal, professional, scientific and sociatal framework
Keywords Responsibility  Medical Genetics  Geneticists  Professional ethics  Human rights
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DOI 10.1007/s11019-011-9328-x
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