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Genetic Testing Care, Consent and Liability

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ISBN-10: 0471649872

ISBN-13: 9780471649878

Edition: 2006

Authors: Neil F. Sharpe, Ronald F. Carter

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This book provides the only such concise, clearly written, practical treatment of the genetic, clinical, legal, and ethical issues confronting health care professionals. It identifies protocols and policies that constitute reasonable standards of care. It also performs the invaluable job of explaining the legal framework that surrounds genetic testing to help establish policies and protocols that will protect health care professionals from allegations of malpractice. Moreover, the authors describe physician-patient relationships and how the medical genetics revolution is affecting it. It is presented in an easy-to-use format, with summaries as well as medical and legal case studies to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Genetic Counseling and the Physician-Patient Relationship
Psychological Aspects
Duty of Care
Family History
Referral and Diagnosis
Informed Consent
Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis
Genetics of Common Neurological Disorders
Newborn and Carrier Screening
Susceptibility Testing
Test Samples and Laboratory Protocols
Risk Assessment
Test Results: Communication and Counseling
Confidentiality, Disclosure, and Recontact
New Genetics and the Protection of Information
Web Resources