Bioethics in America: Who decides

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This paper is concerned with the process by which bioethics decisions are made as well as the actual decisions that are reached. The process commonly is one of shared decision-making,'' that is, decisionmaking at several levels, beginning with the government and ending with the individual. After the government has defined a scope of permissible activity, the research or health care institution may further limit what activities are permitted. Finally, the individual patient, or, if the patient is incompetent, the patient's legal representative decides whether or not to participate in the activity. Because bioethics in general, and bioethics related to genetics ... continued below

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Yesley, M.S. January 1, 1992.

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This paper is concerned with the process by which bioethics decisions are made as well as the actual decisions that are reached. The process commonly is one of shared decision-making,'' that is, decisionmaking at several levels, beginning with the government and ending with the individual. After the government has defined a scope of permissible activity, the research or health care institution may further limit what activities are permitted. Finally, the individual patient, or, if the patient is incompetent, the patient's legal representative decides whether or not to participate in the activity. Because bioethics in general, and bioethics related to genetics in particular, evolves through this process of decisionmaking at several levels, this paper briefly traces the process, to see how it works in several areas of bioethics, in order to provide a perspective on the way in which ethical decisions related to genetics are or will be made.

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  • 2. bioethics seminar, Fukui (Japan), 16 Mar 1992

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  • Other: DE92013526
  • Report No.: LA-UR-92-1359
  • Report No.: CONF-9203148--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5254841
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1066914

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Yesley, M.S. Bioethics in America: Who decides, article, January 1, 1992; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1066914/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.