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Principles and practices of communication processes for genetics in public health

Celeste M. Condit, Roxanne L. Parrott, and Beth O'Grady

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes two basic requirements of the communication processes and outcomes necessary to an ethical and socially responsible use of genetic medicine in a public health framework. It ... More


The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Nathaniel Comfort

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Almost daily we hear news stories, advertisements, and scientific reports that promise genetic medicine will make us live longer, enable doctors to identify and treat diseases before they start, and ... More


Trust in the Trenches: Developing the Patient-Physician Dyad in Medical Genetics

Susan P. Pauker

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Genetic medicine is unique in that it involves the patient, living and deceased relatives, and future generations. Because of this complexity, medical genetics can bring patients and doctors face to ... More


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