Children with Psychiatric Disabilities: Bioethical and Genomic Dilemmas (Chapter 20 in Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives).
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This chapter addresses the bioethics and genomic dilemmas that arise for children with psychiatric disorders. It being with a history of the abuses of children deemed unfit under the Nazi regime, and then draws on past and contemporary lessons to inform emerging debates concerning the geneticization of psychiatric disorders in children with respect to reproduction and precision medicine. The chapter concludes by highlighting the potential benefits of a rights-based approach to better advance informed genomic-based decisions. Numerous references.
CHILDRENS RIGHTS; LEGAL RIGHTS; CHILD ADVOCACY; CIVIL LIBERTIES; RIGHTS OF MINORS; cross cultural studies; mental disorders; ethics; genetics; PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES; PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES