The process of technology assessment is evolving.
The process of policy development for technology is the least understood in the cycle of technology assessment.
The process of policy development, which should involve extensive consultation and a broad-based research and evaluation program, is often fraught with difficulties and can cause further analysis or the assessment process to come grinding to a halt.
This article reviews some social, political, and ethical issues and the role of civil society in influencing the technology assessment process for new reproductive technologies in Canada.
It is written from the perspective of one of the Deputy Directors of Research and Evaluation for the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies and highlights the strengths and difficulties of technology assessment when civil society and technology assessment come face to face.
A brief update by a policy analyst in Health Canada on the current situation of legislation on new reproductive technologies has been provided and is included at the end of this article.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fécondation in vitro transfert embryon, Procréation assistée, Homme, Femelle, Embryon, Recherche scientifique, Expérimentation, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Politique sanitaire, Opinion publique, Evaluation, Technologie, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : In vitro fertilization embryo transfer, Assisted procreation, Human, Female, Embryo, Scientific research, Experimentation, Canada, North America, America, Health policy, Public opinion, Evaluation, Technology, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0343460
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 14/12/1999.