Right not to know or duty to know? Prenatal screening for polycystic renal disease

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (4):395-405 (1992)
Abstract
New dimensions in different ethical scenarios following genetic information require new medical-ethical Action Guides for physician-patient interaction. This paper discusses the ambiguity in moral choice between a "right not to know" and "a duty to know", regarding parental decisionmaking pro or contra selective abortion following prenatal screening for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (Potter III) and related public policy issues. Keywords: abortion, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, differential ethics, duty to know, genome diagnosis, predictive medicine, right not to know, scenario assessment CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
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