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Titolo:
Prenatal screening, ethics and Down's syndrome: A literature review
Autore:
Alderson, P;
Indirizzi:
Univ London, Inst Educ, Social Sci Res Unit, London W1H 0NR, England Univ London London England W1H 0NR Sci Res Unit, London W1H 0NR, England
Titolo Testata:
NURSING ETHICS
fascicolo: 4, volume: 8, anno: 2001,
pagine: 360 - 374
SICI:
0969-7330(2001)8:4<360:PSEADS>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SELECTIVE ABORTION; FIRST-TRIMESTER; DIAGNOSIS; ATTITUDES; FETUSES; ENGLAND; MOTHERS; POLICY; WALES; BIRTH;
Keywords:
disability; Down's syndrome; ethics; learning difficulty; mental retardation; prenatal screening;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
103
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Alderson, P Univ London, Inst Educ, Social Sci Res Unit, 18 Woburn Sq, London W1H 0NR,England Univ London 18 Woburn Sq London England W1H 0NR H 0NR,England
Citazione:
P. Alderson, "Prenatal screening, ethics and Down's syndrome: A literature review", NURS ETHICS, 8(4), 2001, pp. 360-374

Abstract

This article reviews the literature on prenatal screening for Down's syndrome. To be evidence based, medicine and nursing have to take account of research evidence and also of how this evidence is processed through the influence of prevailing social and moral attitudes. This review of the extensiveliterature examines how appropriate widely-held understandings of Down's syndrome are, and asks whether or not practitioners and prospective parents have access to the full range of moral arguments and social evidence on thematter. Highly valued ideals of justice, personal autonomy, parental choice, women's control over their reproduction and of avoiding harm can all tend towards negative rather than neutral approaches to Down's syndrome. This article considers how ethics and prenatal screening policies and practice that take greater account of social evidence of disability could use moral arguments that inform rather than determine the choices of people who use prenatal services.

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