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How Should Primary Care Physicians Respond to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
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Title
How Should Primary Care Physicians Respond to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results?
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.812
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Abstract

In this case, a primary care physician is presented with direct-to-consumer genetic test results and asked to provide counseling and order follow-up diagnostics. In order to deal effectively with this situation, we suggest physicians need look no further than the practice principles that guide more routine clinical encounters. We examine the rationale behind 2 major clinical ethical considerations: (1) physicians have obligations to help their patients achieve reasonable health goals but are not obligated to perform procedures that are not medically indicated; and (2) primary care physicians do not need to know everything; they just need to know how to get their patients appropriate care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Master 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 11%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 5 19%