Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Diagnosis by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (auth.), Tamara Fischmann,

By Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (auth.), Tamara Fischmann, Elisabeth Hildt (eds.)

Technological advancements within the lifestyles sciences confront us with new features of a Faustian seduction. Are we „playing God“ an increasing number of, as claimed through serious authors of modernity? Achievements in genetic examine produce moral dilemmas which must be the topic of mirrored image and debate in sleek societies. Denial of ambivalences that moral dilemmas arouse constitutes a risk to societies in addition to to contributors. The ebook offers a compilation of a few of the result of the interdisciplinary ecu research “Ethical Dilemmas as a result of Prenatal and Genetic Diagnostics” (EDIG), which investigated a few of these dilemmas intimately in a box that's relatively tough: prenatal analysis. while effects from prenatal analysis exhibit fetal abnormalities, girls and their companions are faced with moral dilemmas concerning: the perfect to understand and the suitable to not understand; decision-making in regards to the rest of the being pregnant and the will for a fit baby; accountability for the unborn baby, for its overall healthiness and attainable affliction; lifestyles and loss of life. This booklet presents solutions from a moral, psychoanalytical and clinical viewpoint.

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It has been such an important and good experience for me. I really seemed to discover myself in the depths of my psyche. I had lived behind a kind of white screen for years not really living in the Here and Now of the present. ” Only after her wish to become pregnant became real did she undertake genetic testing and discovered that she indeed carries a genetically deformed X chromosome. She became pregnant very soon and underwent ‘Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)’. Something went wrong during this medical procedure: She suffered serious bleeding which finally became so dangerous that she had to take medication to prevent labour.

Comes to the interview with 6-months-old B. She sits on his lap during the entire hour of the interview, sucking his thumb or her comforter. He obviously has good contact with her. For me it is obvious that B. ). I realize that I am irritated that Mr. E. proclaims several times during the interview that other people do not realize that his daughter suffers from trisomy. “We are very, very happy with her – everything is fine…” Mr. E. says at the beginning of the interview. He summarizes their experiences during the 9 months since our last interview.

E Mr. E. comes to the interview with 6-months-old B. She sits on his lap during the entire hour of the interview, sucking his thumb or her comforter. He obviously has good contact with her. For me it is obvious that B. ). I realize that I am irritated that Mr. E. proclaims several times during the interview that other people do not realize that his daughter suffers from trisomy. “We are very, very happy with her – everything is fine…” Mr. E. says at the beginning of the interview. He summarizes their experiences during the 9 months since our last interview.

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