Prenatal Diagnosis

The human side

Authors: Abramsky, Lenore, Chapple, Jean

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This book evolved out of a conference which was held because of our conviction that prenatal screening and diagnostic techniques provide carers with a two-edged sword which can do both good and harm - often at the same time to the same person. The conference ('The Human Side of Prenatal Diagnosis') dealt with emotional, ethical and legal issues in prenatal screening and diagnosis. It took place in March 1992 at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London and was attended by obstetricians, paediatricians, geneticists, midwives and ultrasonographers from the North West Thames Health Region. The demand for places at the conference far exceeded the number of places avail­ able and many people who attended expressed the hope that we would be organizing similar conferences in the future. This confirmed our belief that we were not the only ones preoccupied with the human issues raised by the new technologies and encouraged us to work towards this publication. Prenatal diagnosis and the possibility of selective termination of affected pregnancies is part of a wider move towards repro­ ductive choice. Like contraception and assisted conception, it can make a major difference to the lives of some people. In our culture, we tend to view choice as a good thing. We look upon it as our right to choose our occupation, our partner, the place where we live, the books that we read and the way that we vote.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis

    Bewley, Susan

    Pages 1-22

  • Legal issues in prenatal diagnosis

    Montgomery, Jonathan

    Pages 23-36

  • Women’s experiences of prenatal screening and diagnosis

    Green, Josephine M.

    Pages 37-53

  • Screening issues — the public health aspect

    Chapple, Jean

    Pages 54-69

  • Counselling prior to prenatal testing

    Abramsky, Lenore

    Pages 70-85

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-412-55360-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prenatal Diagnosis
Book Subtitle
The human side
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-3027-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-3027-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-55360-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics