Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Incorporating Personalized Medicine into Healthcare
Future Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 12, 43-51 (2014)
9 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last revised: 15 Mar 2017
Date Written: December 15, 2014
As personalized medicine continues to move into clinical settings, some important ethical, legal, and social implications will emerge, including the following. First, the significant increase in health information will raise issues of privacy, discrimination, and physician-patient relationships. Second, personalized medicine has the potential to exacerbate disparities in healthcare, including access to health care and information technologies.
Keywords: genetic discrimination, genomics, health disparities, personalized medicine, privacy, data protection
JEL Classification: K21, K32
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