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Ethical dilemmas of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in primary care

Neil Douglas (Island Health Surgery, London, UK)

Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

ISSN: 1753-0180

Article publication date: 15 March 2010

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Abstract

A fictionalised case report is used to highlight the author's experience of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in a primary care setting. The case of a Bangladeshi woman who has a strongly positive result for a screening test for which she has not given informed consent is examined from several different ethical standpoints. The dilemma posed by the case is resolved using a narrative ethical approach.

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Douglas, N. (2010), "Ethical dilemmas of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in primary care", Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 20-24. https://doi.org/10.5042/amhld.2010.0054

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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