Chapter 8. An Agenda for the Twenty-First Century: Increase Informed Choice and Consent, or “If I Ran the Circus … ”

  1. Roxanne Parrott

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch8

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

How to Cite

Parrott, R. (2009) An Agenda for the Twenty-First Century: Increase Informed Choice and Consent, or “If I Ran the Circus … ”, in Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

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Keywords:

  • An Agenda for the Twenty-first Century;
  • make “personalized medicine” personal;
  • mapping human genome and discoveries - blood clotting risk to multiple genes and variants;
  • era of Human Genome Project - stories about breast cancer and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations;
  • tracking your health report (… and your credit report, too);
  • Stay Out of “The Big Muddy” - public health and medicine sharing common aim in domain of genetics;
  • twenty-first century - communicating to make informed decisions about health, giving informed consent, and to be informed about choices;
  • information is a perishable commodity - … but skills to use information in communicating about health are not …

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Make “Personalized Medicine” Personal

  • Be Timely in the Telling

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Track Your Health Report (… and Your Credit Report, Too)

  • Stay Out of “The Big Muddy”

  • Summing It Up …

  • A Final Thought