Genetic counselor attitudes towards fetal sex identification and selective abortion.
Thirty-four prenatal genetic counselors (all but one non-M.D.s) in seven American cities were interviewed on attitudes which might plausibly affect counselor-client interchanges.
They overwhelmingly endorse both non-directive counseling and the pro-choice ethos which supports a woman's absolute right to abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
However, they also overwhelmingly condemn using prenatal diagnosis for sex selection purposes.
Therefore, counselors experience continual stress from clients who evoke the conflict inherent between these two stances.
Counselors use a variety of coping mechanisms to minimize this cognitive dissonance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Conseil génétique, Relation médecin malade, Attitude, Personnel sanitaire, Diagnostic, In utero, Avortement, Sexe, Réponse sélection, Homme, Ethique, Coping, Dissonance cognitive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic counseling, Physician patient relation, Attitude, Health staff, Diagnosis, In utero, Abortion, Sex, Selection response, Human, Ethics, Coping, Cognitive dissonance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0392107
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.