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dc.creatorKaye, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:21:03Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:21:03Zen
dc.date.created2007-12en
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationClinical Ethics 2007 December; 2(4): 176-180en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/511863en
dc.description.abstractClinicians, as well as other health-care professionals in genetics clinics, may find themselves in the position where they must consider whether it would be appropriate to offer a diagnostic genetic test to an adolescent. While a clinician's decision to offer a diagnostic genetic test may be straightforward in clinical terms, the dynamics of family interaction and circumstances may make the decision-making process more complicated. Disagreement between parent and child place clinicians in a difficult position and they must be clear about the scope of their professional responsibility and obligations, to both parents and the adolescent. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Gillick principles and statutory requirements regarding the genetic testing of adolescents. While I will discuss the clinician's obligations, these legal requirements also have applicability to other health-care professionals, such as genetic counsellors, working in genetics clinics.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source311098en
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectGenetic Testingen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectParentsen
dc.subject.classificationConcept of Mental Healthen
dc.subject.classificationGenetic Screening / Genetic Testingen
dc.subject.classificationInformed Consenten
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Newborns and Minorsen
dc.titleTesting times: what is the legal situation when an adolescent wants a genetic test?en
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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