By Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (auth.), Tamara Fischmann, Elisabeth Hildt (eds.)
Technological advancements within the existence sciences confront us with new points of a Faustian seduction. Are we „playing God“ increasingly more, as claimed by way of serious authors of modernity? Achievements in genetic examine produce moral dilemmas which have to be the topic of mirrored image and debate in glossy societies. Denial of ambivalences that moral dilemmas arouse constitutes a hazard to societies in addition to to participants. The e-book provides a compilation of a few of the result of the interdisciplinary eu examine “Ethical Dilemmas because of Prenatal and Genetic Diagnostics” (EDIG), which investigated a few of these dilemmas intimately in a box that is really tough: prenatal prognosis. while effects from prenatal analysis express fetal abnormalities, girls and their companions are faced with moral dilemmas concerning: the suitable to understand and the suitable to not recognize; decision-making concerning the rest of the being pregnant and the will for a fit baby; accountability for the unborn baby, for its wellbeing and fitness and attainable discomfort; lifestyles and demise. This ebook presents solutions from a moral, psychoanalytical and scientific viewpoint.
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She is now 6 months and no questions asked so far; he is considering giving some information. “We both would like to prepare our daughter in case she should ever be asked why she is different from other children. She should then say: I just have one thing more than you; namely a chromosome! g. with other children who sometimes ask awkward questions. Parents of trisomy 21 children have told us that their children had been very disappointed because they were rejected for hugging other children spontaneously…”.
He also thinks that abortion was the best step to take at that time… Nor do I feel guilt about the second abortion: my husband and I agree that we would not have been capable parents for a child…” We talk about the ‘Zeitgeist’ during these years: she was influenced by the feminist movement with its slogan: “Mein Bauch gehört mir…” (My belly belongs to me). Abortion was not forbidden or taboo in these groups at this time. In psychoanalysis they understood finally that the phobic symptoms of not being able to sign a cheque was unconsciously connected to the taboo to ‘demonstrate’ that she had become an independent and sexually mature woman – not a child anymore.
F. also described how helpful and important the medical staff and the support of her husband and the analyst had been for her. ” She needed professional therapeutic support in order to be able to separate from the darkness of her childhood and decide for a healthy child, “on the sunny side of life…” 21 22 M. 6 Some Concluding Psychoanalytic Remarks on Clinical Findings of EDIG by Interviewing Couples After PND Using these selected interviews with three women/couples after PND I have illustrated how the personal experiences and coping with the ethical dilemmas can be both complex and highly idiosyncratic.
Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Diagnosis by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (auth.), Tamara Fischmann, Elisabeth Hildt (eds.)