publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Difficult Questions and Ambivalent Answers on Genetic Testing

Wiszmeg, Andréa; Lundin, Susanne; Torkelson, Eva; Hagen, Niclas; Lundberg, Cecilia;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2012 Journal: Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (issn: 2000-1525, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Abstract
A qualitative pilot study on the attitudes of some citizens in southern Sweden toward predictive genetic testing – and a quantitative nation wide opinion poll targeting the same issues, was initiated by the Cultural Scientific Research Team of BAGADILICO. The latter is an international biomedical research environment on neurological disease at Lund University. The data of the two studies crystallized through analysis into themes around which the informants’ personal negotiations of opinions and emotions in relation to the topic centred: Concept of Risk,‘Relations and Moral Multi-layers, Worry, Agency and Autonomy, Authority, and Rationality versus Emotion. The s...
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free text keywords: complexity, A, responsibility, Genetic testing, ambivalence, risk, public attitude, General Works
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Difficult Questions and Ambivalent Answers on Genetic Testing

Wiszmeg, Andréa; Lundin, Susanne; Torkelson, Eva; Hagen, Niclas; Lundberg, Cecilia;