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Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice

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Part of Cambridge Bioethics and Law

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107020801

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  • Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice provides a rich, case-based account of the ethical issues arising in the genetics clinic and laboratory. By analysing a wide range of evocative and often arresting cases from practice, Michael Parker provides a compelling insight into the complex moral world of the contemporary genetics professional and the challenges they face in the care of patients and their families. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the ethical issues arising in everyday genetics practice. Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice is also a sustained engagement with the relationships between bioethics and social science. In proposing and exemplifying a new approach to bioethics, it makes a significant contribution to debates on methods and interdisciplinarity and will therefore also appeal to all those concerned with theoretical and methodological approaches to bioethics and social science.

    • Empirically grounded account will appeal to those who are interested in ethical issues arising in genetics for health professionals, policy-makers and family members
    • Proposes and exemplifies a new approach to bioethics that will appeal to those interested in theoretical and methodological approaches to ethics
    • Investigation of the relationships between bioethics and social science which makes a significant contribution to debate on methods and interdisciplinarity and to the role of ethics in relation to these two disciplines
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    'This book is an extremely valuable addition to the ever-expanding library of contemporary bioethics texts. For me its real strength lies in the fact that it is very much grounded in real issues - using everyday practice and cases from clinical genetics settings - not simply theoretical 'what if' situations.' BioNews (

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107020801
    • length: 182 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The patient in the families
    3. Elective affinities
    4. Reproducing ethics
    5. Multi-professional practices
    6. Moral craft
    7. Methodological reflections.

  • Author

    Michael Parker, University of Oxford
    Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the ethical implications of the clinical use of genetics and on the ethical aspects of collaborative global health research.

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