The Ethics of Genetic Screening

  • Ruth Chadwick
  • Darren Shickle
  • Henk Ten Have
  • Urban Wiesing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Panayiotis Ioannou
    Pages 55-67
  3. Caterina Metaxotou, Ariadni Mavrou
    Pages 89-93
  4. Rogeer Hoedemaekers
    Pages 105-118
  5. Henk Ten Have
    Pages 129-130
  6. Hans-Peter Kröner
    Pages 131-145
  7. Urban Wiesing
    Pages 147-156
  8. Ruth Chadwick, Urban Wiesing
    Pages 167-170
  9. Ingmar Pörn
    Pages 171-180
  10. Dolores Dooley
    Pages 191-205
  11. Rogeer Hoedemaekers
    Pages 207-230
  12. Angus Clarke
    Pages 231-247
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 249-255

About this book


This collection of essays represents the work produced in the course of a three-year project funded by the Commission of the European Communities under the Biomed I programme, on the ethics of genetic screening, entitled 'Genetic screening: ethical and philosophical perspectives, with special reference to multifactorial diseases'. The short title of the project was Euroscreen, thereafter known as Euroscreen I, in the light of the fact that a second project on genetic screening was subsequently funded. The project was multinational and multidisciplinary, and had as its objectives to examine the nature and extent of genetic screening programmes in different European countries; to analyse the social policy response to these developments in different countries; and to explore the applicability of normative ethical frameworks to the issues. The project was led by a core group who had oversight of the project and members of which have acted as editors for this volume. Darren Shickle edited the first section; Henk ten Have the second; Ruth Chadwick and Urban Wiesing the third and final part. The volume opens with an overview of genetic screening and the principles available for addressing developments in the field, with special reference to the Wilson and Jungner principles on screening. The first of the three major sections thereafter includes papers on the state of the art in different countries, together with some analysis of social context and policy.


development ethics eugenics genetics morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Chadwick
    • 1
  • Darren Shickle
    • 2
  • Henk Ten Have
    • 3
  • Urban Wiesing
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Professional EthicsUniversity of Central LancashirePreston, LancashireUK
  2. 2.School of Health and Related ResearchUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  3. 3.School of Medical SciencesCatholic University of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Medical EthicsEberhard-Karls UniversityTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5178-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9323-6
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