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dc.creatorKegley, Jacquelyn Ann K.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:33:24Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:33:24Zen
dc.date.created1996en
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law 1996; 15(3): 377-389en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/528627en
dc.description.abstractGenetic information is both individual and communal (species and family). Responsible use of this information requires exploration of a proper relationship between individual and communal values, rights, needs and decision-making. The individual/community issue is also important for dealing with the differences of emphasis between Western and non-Western cultures in this regard. Non-Western cultures emphasize community but also value the individual, while Western cultures know extreme individualism is counter-productive. This paper will discuss the individual-community relationship as it impacts on various problem areas in the utilization of genetic information, e.g. test results which impact family as well as individuals and which impact institutional projected costs while also making problematic individual access to employment, insurance and health care. The paper will also address the pernicious import of the paradigm of genetic essentialism which exaggerates individual responsibility while neglecting institutional and communal responsibility in genetic matters.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source159263en
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectGenetic Informationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectInsuranceen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationGenetic Counseling / Prenatal Diagnosisen
dc.subject.classificationGenetic Screening / Genetic Testingen
dc.titleUsing genetic information: the individual and the communityen
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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