Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 10 (2) (1989)
The popular view of non-directive genetic counseling limits the counselor's role to providing information to clients and assisting families in making decisions in a morally neutral fashion. This view of non-directive genetic counseling is shown to be incomplete. A fuller understanding of what it means to respect autonomy shows that merely respecting client choices does not exhaust the duty. Moreover, the genetic counselor/client relationship should also be governed by the counselor's commitment to the principle of beneficience. When non-directive counseling is reexamined in light of both these principles, it becomes clear that there are cases in which counselors should attempt to persuade clients to reconsider their decisions. Such attempts are consistent with non-directive counseling because, while respecting the clients' decision-making authority, they insure that clients act with full knowledge of the moral consequences of their decisions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Permitting Suicide of Competent Clients in Counseling Legal and Moral Considerations.Elliot D. Cohen - 2000 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (2):259-273.
Respect for Autonomy, Advance Directives, and Minimally Conscious State.Jukka Varelius - 2011 - Bioethics 25 (9):505-515.
Future Directions in Genetic Counseling: Practical and Ethical Considerations.Barabara Biesecker - 1998 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 8 (2):145-160.
Value Neutrality in Genetic Counseling: An Unattained Ideal.Christy A. Rentmeester - 2001 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (1):47-51.
Models of the Relationship Between Genetic Counselor and Client.Verle E. Headings - 1987 - Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 8 (2):120-128.
Value Neutrality and Nondirectiveness: Comments on "Future Directions in Genetic Counseling".Sonia M. Suter - 1998 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 8 (2):161-163.
Wisdom, Casuistry, and the Goal of Reproductive Counseling.Anders Nordgren - 2002 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (3):281-289.
Decision-Making Through Dialogue: Reconfiguring Autonomy in Genetic Counseling. [REVIEW]Mary Terrell White - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (1):5-19.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #285,127 of 2,172,053 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #325,337 of 2,172,053 )
How can I increase my downloads?