The social construction of genetic abnormality: Ethical implications for managerial decisions in the workplace [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 13 (11):839 - 848 (1994)
This paper examines moral issues concerning a firm''s use of genetic information about a prospective employee''s predisposition to contract occupational and other illnesses. It critically reviews leading social construction literature on genetic abnormality and genetic screening, and it examines the relevance of arguments from justice and meritocratic principles. It concludes that there is a strong moral presumption against genetic screening in employment.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ian Hacking (1992). The Self-Vindication of the Laboratory Sciences. In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press 29--64.
Nicolas Rasmussen (1993). Facts, Artifacts, and Mesosomes: Practicing Epistemology with the Electron Microscope. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (2):227-265.
Gregory S. Kavka (1992). Disability and the Right to Work. Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (1):262.
Elaine Draper (1991). Risky Business: Genetic Testing and Exclusionary Practices in the Hazardous Workplace. Cambridge University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chris MacDonald & Bryn Williams-Jones (2002). Ethics and Genetics: Susceptibility Testing in the Workplace. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 35 (3):235 - 241.
Antoinette Rouvroy (2008). Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance: A Foucauldian Critique. Routledge-Cavendish.
Joseph Kupfer (1993). The Ethics of Genetic Screening in the Workplace. Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (1):17-25.
G. T. Laurie (2002). Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms. Cambridge University Press.
Rosamond Rhodes (1998). Genetic Links, Family Ties, and Social Bonds: Rights and Responsibilities in the Face of Genetic Knowledge. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (1):10 – 30.
Rogeer Hoedemaekers & Henk ten Have (1999). The Concept of Abnormality in Medical Genetics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (6).
Ruth Chadwick, Henk ten Have, Jfrgen Husted, Mairi Levitt, Tony McGleenan, Darren Shickle & Urban Wiesing (1998). Genetic Screening and Ethics: European Perspectives. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (3):255 – 273.
Robert H. Blank (1982). Public Policy Implications of Human Genetic Technology: Genetic Screening. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (4):355-374.
William D. Murry, James C. Wimbush & Dan R. Dalton (2001). Genetic Screening in the Workplace: Legislative and Ethical Implications. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 29 (4):365 - 378.
M. Richards (2001). How Distinctive is Genetic Information? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 32 (4):663-687.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #197,517 of 1,934,793 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #434,672 of 1,934,793 )
How can I increase my downloads?