Talking Ethics in Psychiatric Genetics

On 29th of January, as a merely social scientist, I had a privilege to talk before an international audience of hard scientists: psychiatrists and geneticists that gathered at the team meeting of EnGage project. The EnGage is funded by COST and aims at constructing a pan-European network of professionals who work in psychiatric genetic counseling and testing.

My task was to talk about the applied ethics in these two fields. I tried to show how the most fundamental principles of medical ethics – respect for patient autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice – are translated into area of psychiatric genetics. I reviewed some of recent literature in this subject.

The meeting took place at the Centre of Medical Biology, Poznań University of Medical Science

You can take a look at my presentation below.

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