(The Guardian) – A safer prenatal test for Down’s syndrome due to be introduced on the NHS is not predicted to lead to more pregnancies being terminated, according to one of Britain’s most eminent statisticians. ir David Spiegelhalter, professor for the public understanding of risk at the University of Cambridge, said that the best evidence available suggests that the blood test, which will be made available in 2018, would lead to an increase of around 20 in the number of positive diagnoses made each year through screening.
Genetics in Medicine (vol. 18, no. 11, 2016) is available online by subscription only.
- “Towards a More Representative Morphology: Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Including Diverse Populations in Diagnostic Genetic Atlases” by Maya Koretzky, Vence L. Bonham, Benjamin E. Berkman, Paul Kruszka, Adebowale Adeyemo, Maximilian Muenke, and Sara Chandros Hull
- “Expanded Carrier Screening in an Infertile Population: How Often is Clinical Decision Making Affected?” by Jason M. Franasiak, Meir Olcha, Paul A. Bergh, Kathleen H. Hong, Marie D. Werner, Eric J. Forman, Rebekah S. Zimmerman, and Richard T. Scott, Jr
- “Patient Safety in Genomic Medicine: An Exploratory Study” by Diane M. Korngiebel, Stephanie M. Fullerton, and Wylie Burke
Christian Bioethics (vol. 22, no. 3, 2016) is available online by subscription only.
- “Implications of Christian Truth Claims for Bioethics” by J. Clint Parker
- “Why Are Religious Reasons Dismissed? Euthanasia, Basic Goods, and Gratuitous Evil” by Stephen Napier
- “The Physician and Community of Faithful in the Integrated Care of the Mentally Ill: An Orthodox Christian Discussion of the Physician’s Moral and Professional Obligations” by Mariana Cuceu and Theodote Pontikes
- “A Prolegomenon to Catholic Moral Teaching on Sperm Motility Treatment” by John M. Ayang
- “Prenatal Diagnosis and the Christian Health Professional” by Morten Magelssen
- “A Christian Physician: Combining Conscience, Philanthropia, and Calling” by Michael J. Sleasman and Gregory W. Rutecki
Bioethics (vol. 30, no. 9, 2016) is available online by subscription only.
- “Pro-Life Arguments Against Infanticide and Why they are Not Convincing” by Joona Räsänen
- “Active and Passive Physician-Assisted Dying and the Terminal Disease Requirement” by Jukka Varelius
- “Two Kinds of Suicide” by Govert den Hartogh
- “Self-Euthanasia, the Dutch Experience: In Search for the Meaning of a Good Death or Eu Thanatos” by Ton Vink
- “Why Alcoholics Ought to Compete Equally for Liver Transplants” by Alexander Zambrano
- “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Personalized Genomic Medicine Research: Current Literature and Suggestions for the Future” by Shawneequa L. Callier, Rachel Abudu, Maxwell J. Mehlman, Mendel E. Singer, Duncan Neuhauser, Charlisse Caga-Anan, and Georgia L. Wiesner
- “Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Contraindication or Ethical Justification for Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery in Adolescents” by Merle Spriggs and Lynn Gillam
- “Intention and Moral Enhancement” by William Simkulet
- “Meta Consent – A Flexible Solution to the Problem of Secondary Use of Health Data” by Thomas Ploug and Søren Holm
- “Biomedical Enhancement and Social Development: A Conservative Techno-Fix” by Sagar Sanyal
- “Why Gametes are not Like Enriched Uranium” by Andrew Botterell
- “Developing Autonomy and Transitional Paternalism” by Faye Tucker
ClinicalRisk (vol. 22, no. 1-2, 2016) is available online by subscription only.
- “Patient Power: The Duty to Explain Post Montgomery and the Statutory Duty of Candour” by Chris Hough
- “Montgomery and Patient Consent: Perceived Problems Addressed” by James Badenoch
- “Consent in Surgery: Is There a Montgomery Effect?” by Robert A Wheeler
- “Midwifery Perspectives: The Consent Process in the Context of Patient Safety and Medico-Legal Issues” by Angela M Cook
- “Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board: Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling for Psychiatry” by Michael Yousif
- “Consent after Montgomery: What Next for Healthcare Professionals?” by Philippa White