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Knowing One's Medical Fate in Advance

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Modern medicine is now in a position to make advanced prognoses that chart the entire course of illness and recovery. Paradoxically, this is coupled with a new dimension of uncertainty for the patient, i.e. coming to terms with discovering they have an increased risk of a particular disease and deciding what appropriate steps to take. In this publication, renowned experts in their fields discuss these issues. The certainty and uncertainty of one's fate are discussed from both methodological and epidemiological perspectives, using examples of diseases for which treatment and prognosis have dramatically changed. Despite profound insights into the human genome, personalized genetically tailored medicine still lies in the future. Religious, spiritual and philosophical dimensions are discussed, as are the ways in which they may help people cope with these new insights into their future, e.g. the promise of an afterlife. This publication aims to bridge the different fields dealing with this area by addressing the challenges faced and encouraging dialogue. It will be of interest to all readers who deal with ethical problems of prognosis, particularly in medicine, as well as to theologians and sociologists.


Introduction: Pfleiderer, G.; Battegay, M.; Lindpaintner, K.; Medical Perspectives; Evolving Therapy and Prognosis in HIV - How Knowing One's Medical Fate in Advance Can Change Dramatically: Battegay, M.; Related to Human Cognition: Is Personalization Feasible and Desirable?: Papassotiropoulos, A.; Ethical and Juridical Perspectives; Ethical Decision-Making on Genetic Diagnosis Facing the Challenges of Knowing One's Medical Fate in Advance: Brahier, G.; Mastering Familial Genetic Knowledge: Shared or Secret? Issues of Decision-Making in Predictive Genetic Testing: Bruninghaus, A.; Porz, R.; Predictive Medicine - Changes in Our View of Ourselves and Others: Birnbacher, D.; Current Challenges for the Law: Disclosure Dilemmas in Predictive Medicine: Dorr, B.S.; Religious Perspectives; Fate and Judaism - Philosophical and Clinical Aspects: Gesundheit, B.; Modern Medicine and My Future Life: A Christian-Theological Perspective: Pfleiderer, G.; Karma, Contingency, and the 'Point of No Return': Predictive Medicine and Buddhist Perspectives: Schlieter, J.; Author Index; Subject Index.


Titel: Knowing One's Medical Fate in Advance
Untertitel: Challenges for Diagnosis and Treatment, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
EAN: 9783805596497
ISBN: 3805596499
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 122
Gewicht: 612g
Größe: H262mm x B197mm x T13mm
Veröffentlichung: 01.06.2012
Jahr: 2012
Land: CH