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

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Kyle Brothers

University of Louisville - School of Medicine

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: December 15, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Brothers, Kyle and Rothstein, Mark A., Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Incorporating Personalized Medicine into Healthcare (December 15, 2014). Future Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 12, 43-51 (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2547111

Kyle Brothers

University of Louisville - School of Medicine ( email )

550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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