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Family Covenants and Confidentiality within Families

Family Covenants and Confidentiality within Families Open Pe er Commentaries of ques tionable value) than I am concerned that pieces of There are a few alternatives to the proposed family cov- genetic information will be withheld. In Japan the Genet- enant. Philosopher Bernard Gert descr ibes a “p ublic pol- ics Society has recommended that such cases go before an icy” appro ach in which a clinic adopts a standard response ethics board before disclosure. This places a check on the to a situation and posts it on the door (or ot herwise doctor and also el iminates his or her burden of decis ion informs people at t he outset), so t hat if they disagree they making. It is a possible alternative to t he family cov enant can go elsewhere or r equest an exemption (Gert, Berger , idea. Cahill et al. 1996). Sending cases to an ethics review com- The family cov enant is an appealing idea, but may be mittee befor e disclosure is ano ther alternative. Neverthe- unwieldy in terms of tim e dem ands on staff. It pres up- less, the family co venant is innovat ive and de nitely worth poses a doctor-patient relationship that is f http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Bioethics Taylor & Francis

Family Covenants and Confidentiality within Families

American Journal of Bioethics , Volume 1 (3): 2 – Jun 1, 2001
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Taylor & Francis
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ISSN
1536-0075
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1526-5161
DOI
10.1162/152651601750417810
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11954577
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Abstract

Open Pe er Commentaries of ques tionable value) than I am concerned that pieces of There are a few alternatives to the proposed family cov- genetic information will be withheld. In Japan the Genet- enant. Philosopher Bernard Gert descr ibes a “p ublic pol- ics Society has recommended that such cases go before an icy” appro ach in which a clinic adopts a standard response ethics board before disclosure. This places a check on the to a situation and posts it on the door (or ot herwise doctor and also el iminates his or her burden of decis ion informs people at t he outset), so t hat if they disagree they making. It is a possible alternative to t he family cov enant can go elsewhere or r equest an exemption (Gert, Berger , idea. Cahill et al. 1996). Sending cases to an ethics review com- The family cov enant is an appealing idea, but may be mittee befor e disclosure is ano ther alternative. Neverthe- unwieldy in terms of tim e dem ands on staff. It pres up- less, the family co venant is innovat ive and de nitely worth poses a doctor-patient relationship that is f

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American Journal of BioethicsTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 2001

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