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Why Not Grant Primacy to the Family?

Why Not Grant Primacy to the Family? Open Pe er Commentaries Barbara A. K oenig, Sta nford U niversity Doukas and Berg (2001) propose a conceptual solution to a ney for healt hcare is com pelling theoretically, most p eople complex question in genetics. Since testing one person do not want to t ake the time an d energy to plan for their provides information about others wit hin a family, must future incapacity and demise. Implementing healthcare we modify o ur traditional model of informed consent, one planning documents that do exist has been problematic. I focused exclusively—som e would argue excessively—on would be willing to predict that the same will prove true the individual? As the genomics knowledge base expands about executing family cov enants. And how likely is it and the genetic basis for m ore and more tr aditional Men- that the document could be found when needed or that a delian diseases becomes clear, this question gains urgency. large number of fam ily m embers wo uld still hav e insur- Taking their cue from fam ily phys icians who have long ance coverage that allowed access to a particular family experience with clinical problems that cascade through the physician? family, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Bioethics Taylor & Francis

Why Not Grant Primacy to the Family?

American Journal of Bioethics , Volume 1 (3): 2 – Jun 1, 2001
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1536-0075
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1526-5161
DOI
10.1162/152651601750417937
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11954590
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Abstract

Open Pe er Commentaries Barbara A. K oenig, Sta nford U niversity Doukas and Berg (2001) propose a conceptual solution to a ney for healt hcare is com pelling theoretically, most p eople complex question in genetics. Since testing one person do not want to t ake the time an d energy to plan for their provides information about others wit hin a family, must future incapacity and demise. Implementing healthcare we modify o ur traditional model of informed consent, one planning documents that do exist has been problematic. I focused exclusively—som e would argue excessively—on would be willing to predict that the same will prove true the individual? As the genomics knowledge base expands about executing family cov enants. And how likely is it and the genetic basis for m ore and more tr aditional Men- that the document could be found when needed or that a delian diseases becomes clear, this question gains urgency. large number of fam ily m embers wo uld still hav e insur- Taking their cue from fam ily phys icians who have long ance coverage that allowed access to a particular family experience with clinical problems that cascade through the physician? family,

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American Journal of BioethicsTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 2001

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