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Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability.

9780521539715

Quality of life and human difference; genetic testing, health care, and disability.

Ed. by David Wasserman et al.

Cambridge U. Pr.

2005

273 pages

$24.99

Paperback

Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy

RG628

Preconception and prenatal testing for disability have raised ethical/ ideological controversies about the value of life. Wasserman (U. of Maryland) and his working group introduce nine viewpoints treating this capability in conjunction with health-related quality- of-life (QOL) assessments to inform abortion, treatment, and end-of-life decisions. They question whether QOL measures can determine what makes a life worth living and negative assumptions about the quality of life of people with disabilities. It is not stated whether any of these disability scholars is disabled.

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