Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Diagnosis

Editors: Fischmann, Tamara, Hildt, Elisabeth (Eds.)

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  • Empirical results of a European study illustrated in an easily understandable way
  • Interdisciplinary research made tangible for layman as well as professionals
  • Thorough analysis of ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis
  • Clinical case reports giving insight into psychoanalytic approaches of ethical dilemmas
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Technological developments in the life sciences confront us with new facets of a Faustian seduction. Are we „playing God“ more and more, as claimed by critical authors of modernity? Achievements in genetic research produce ethical dilemmas which need to be the subject of reflection and debate in modern societies. Denial of ambivalences that ethical dilemmas arouse constitutes a threat to societies as well as to individuals. The book presents a compilation of some of the results of the interdisciplinary European study “Ethical Dilemmas Due to Prenatal and Genetic Diagnostics” (EDIG), which investigated some of these dilemmas in detail in a field which is particularly challenging: prenatal diagnosis. When results from prenatal diagnosis show fetal abnormalities, women and their partners are confronted with ethical dilemmas regarding: the right to know and the right not to know; decision-making about the remainder of the pregnancy and the desire for a healthy child; responsibility for the unborn child, for its well-being and possible suffering; life and death. This book provides answers from an ethical, psychoanalytical and medical viewpoint.

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Ethical Dilemmas Due to Prenatal and Genetic Diagnostics. An Interdisciplinary, European Study (EDIG, 2005–2008)

    Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne

    Pages 1-34

  • Managing Complex Psychoanalytic Research Projects Applying Mapping Techniques – Using the Example of the EDIG Study

    Pfenning-Meerkötter, Nicole

    Pages 35-50

  • Distress and Ethical Dilemmas Due to Prenatal and Genetic Diagnostics – Some Empirical Results

    Fischmann, Tamara

    Pages 51-64

  • Reconstruction of Pregnant Women’s Subjective Attitudes Towards Prenatal Diagnostics – A Qualitative Analysis of Open Questions

    Läzer, Katrin Luise

    Pages 65-74

  • Prenatal Testing: Women’s Experiences in Case of a Conspicuous Test Result

    Hildt, Elisabeth

    Pages 75-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Diagnosis
Editors
  • Tamara Fischmann
  • Elisabeth Hildt
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1396-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1396-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1395-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9410-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 207
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