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Separating Risk Assessment from Risk Management poses Legal and Ethical Problems in Person-centred Care

Kaltoft, Mette Kjer; Nielsen, Jesper Bo; Dowie, Jack;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: IOS Press
Accelerating progress in screening technologies, e.g. genetic testing, means more individuals are facing the stressful decision of whether to request the test. Fully-informed and preference-based consent, as well as ethical practice, requires the full range of benefits and harms from any test or treatment to be identified and assessed from the individual's point of view. For both ethical and legal reasons, we see the decision on whether to undertake a genetic screening test being increasingly seen, in future, as calling for a personalised analysis of the full range of subsequent management options. The conventional dissociation of 'risk assessment' and 'risk man...
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