The embryo as moral work object: PGD/IVF staff views and experiences

@article{Ehrich2008TheEA,
  title={The embryo as moral work object: PGD/IVF staff views and experiences},
  author={Kathryn Ehrich and Clare M. Williams and Bobbie Farsides},
  journal={Sociology of Health & Illness},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={772 - 787}
}
We report on one aspect of a study that explored the views and experiences of practitioners and scientists on social, ethical and clinical dilemmas encountered when working in the field of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for serious genetic disorders. The study produced an ethnography based on observation, interviews and ethics discussion groups with staff from two PGD/IVF Units in the UK. We focus here on staff perceptions of work with embryos that entails disposing of 'affected' or… CONTINUE READING

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