Eugenics and its Relevance to Contemporary Health Care

@article{Iredale2000EugenicsAI,
  title={Eugenics and its Relevance to Contemporary Health Care},
  author={Rachel Iredale},
  journal={Nursing Ethics},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={205 - 214}
}
  • R. Iredale
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Nursing Ethics
Recently there has been a revival of interest in the theory and practice of eugenics by both academics and lay people. The ongoing revolution in biology and the increasing ability to acquire genetic information has led to concerns about genetics being used again for sinister eugenic ends. Although the goals behind traditional eugenics - the minimization of disease and the improvement of human health - remain unchanged, the means by which these goals should be achieved have altered significantly… 
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