Gene tests give GPs ethical nightmare

June 2003
Pulse;6/30/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 26, p1
Reports on the plans of the government to include genetic testing in health care in Great Britain. Concerns over the increasing workload of general practitioners; Emphasis on assessing patients' risk of developing diseases; Debate over the advantages and disadvantages of telling patients about the possibility of developing certain illness.


Related Articles

  • GP sees gene test potential.  // Pulse;7/7/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 27, p4 

    Focuses on the impact of the government's plans to increase genetic testing on general practitioners in Great Britain. Opportunities offered to physicians; Research made on pharmacogenetics.

  • German physicians `want more data on genetics.'  // Nature;11/6/1997, Vol. 390 Issue 6655, p10 

    Notes that fewer than a fifth of Germany's medical practitioners are aware of research in medical genetics relevant to medical practice. Benefits of genomics research for medicine; Need to educate German general practitioners about genetic counseling.

  • GPC smokescreen over contract delay.  // Pulse;1/13/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p1 

    Focuses on the factors affecting the decision of the government to approve the GMS contract for general practitioners.

  • GPs force action to reduce red tape.  // Pulse;1/13/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p4 

    Focuses on the actions of the government to answer the criticisms given by general practitioners for its effort to reduce practice red tape in medical services.

  • GPs lack resources for 48-hour access.  // Pulse;2/3/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p16 

    Focuses on the inability of general practitioners to provide 48-hour access and continuity of care in Great Britain.

  • Practice management. Perry, Kristie // Medical Economics;04/26/99, Vol. 76 Issue 8, p213 

    Answers several queries concerning management of physician practice. Protecting oneself from privacy leaks caused by insurers; Tips on job interviewing; Concern over a hospital's requirement for affiliated physicians to switch to its malpractice carrier..

  • Critical Success Factors for Implementing CPOE. Wolf, Emily J. // Healthcare Executive;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p14 

    Focuses on the implementation of computerized physician order entry. Improvement of the quality of patient care; Reduction of medication errors and adverse drug events.

  • 'I remove patients on day one'  // Pulse;10/14/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 39, p4 

    Reports on the management of patient allocation problem by general practitioner Rod Langstaff in Great Britain. Removal of patients from the list in case of forced allocation; Period for termination of list from the pressure of work; Disapproval of the physician on the patient allocation approach.

  • Pay GPs extra for having patients foisted on them.  // Pulse;10/14/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 39, p29 

    Focuses on the allocation of patients problems suffered by general practitioners in Great Britain. Concern of physicians on the quality of services offered to patients; Offer of personal medical services for incentives to physicians; Need to produce average list size in substantial geographical...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics