Chapter 9. Genetic Testing of Children: Who Should Consent?

  1. Justine Burley and
  2. John Harris
  1. Lainie Friedman Ross

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch9

A Companion to Genethics

A Companion to Genethics

How to Cite

Friedman Ross, L. (2004) Genetic Testing of Children: Who Should Consent?, in A Companion to Genethics (eds J. Burley and J. Harris), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206989

Online ISBN: 9780470756423

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Keywords:

  • physician;
  • autonomy;
  • mandatory screening;
  • hypothyroidism;
  • galactosemia

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction: Informed Consent and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

  • The Role of Children in the Informed Consent Process

  • Newborn Screening: Mandatory Screening versus Informed Consent

  • Testing Young Children for Early-onset Genetic Conditions

  • Testing Children for Late-onset Genetic Conditions

  • Testing Children for Carrier Status

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments