Re-focusing the ethical discourse on personalized medicine: a qualitative interview study with stakeholders in the German healthcare system

BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):20 (2013)

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Sebastian Schleidgen
Fernuniversität Hagen
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In recent years, personalized medicine (PM) has become a highly regarded line of development in medicine. Yet, it is still a relatively new field. As a consequence, the discussion of its future developments, in particular of its ethical implications, in most cases can only be anticipative. Such anticipative discussions, however, pose several challenges. Nevertheless, they play a crucial role for shaping PM’s further developments. Therefore, it is vital to understand how the ethical discourse on PM is conducted, i.e. on what – empirical and normative – assumptions ethical arguments are based regarding PM’s current and future developments
Keywords info:mesh/Biomedical Research  info:mesh/Research Personnel  info:mesh/Individualized Medicine  info:mesh/Clinical Trials as Topic  Humans   Antineoplastic Agents   Narration   Primary Prevention   Biomedical Research   Qualitative Research   Drug Industry
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-20
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