The Personal is Political : Ethics and Personalized Medicine

  title={The Personal is Political : Ethics and Personalized Medicine},
  author={Vilhj{\'a}lmur {\'A}rnason},
It is argued that the ethical questions and challenges raised by the project of personalizing medicine are not sufficiently addressed without considering the possible effects thereof on our system of healthcare. I argue that the framing of ethical issues in light of the main principles of bioethics, such as autonomy, welfare and even justice, tends to be too narrow and the larger social implications thus tend to be neglected. Among the possible unintended consequences of the project to increase… CONTINUE READING