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Description - Genetic Testing by Neil F. Sharpe

This book provides the only such concise, clearly written, practical treatment of the genetic, clinical, legal, and ethical issues confronting health care professionals. It identifies protocols and policies that constitute reasonable standards of care. It also performs the invaluable job of explaining the legal framework that surrounds genetic testing to help establish policies and protocols that will protect health care professionals from allegations of malpractice. Moreover, the authors describe physician-patient relationships and how the medical genetics revolution is affecting it. It is presented in an easy-to-use format, with summaries as well as medical and legal case studies to illustrate important points.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471649878
ISBN-10: 0471649872
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 37mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Neil F. Sharpe

NEIL F. SHARPE, LLB, LLM, Genetic Testing Research Group, was a practicing lawyer and subsequently received training in medical genetics and genetic counseling with a particular focus on the legal, ethical, social, and psychological aspects. he serves as a consultant in health policy, patient education, and the development of appropriate legal, medical, and counseling standards of care for the delivery genetic testing services. RONALD F. CARTER, PHD, FCCMG, GACMG is Director, Genetic Services, Hamilton Health Sciences and Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University. He is a former president of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics, and a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Carter was appointed to direct a regional cytogenetics laboratory in 1991, and now directs a medical genetic service with a catchment of over two million people.