Title

The limits of traditional approaches to informed consent for genomic medicine

Abstract

This paper argues that it will be important for new genomic technologies to recognize the limits of traditional approaches to informed consent, so that other-regarding implications of genomic information can be properly contextualized and individual rights respected. Respect for individual autonomy will increasingly require dynamic consideration of the interrelated dimensions of individual and broader community interests, so that the interests of one do not undermine fundamental interests of the other. In this, protection of individual rights will be a complex interplay between individual and community concerns.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

25117558

DOI

10.1007/s10730-014-9247-3