Nicholls, Stuart G (2010) Knowledge or understanding? Informed choice in the context of newborn bloodspot screening. Public Health Ethics, 3 (2). pp. 128-136. ISSN 1754-9973Full text not available from this repository.
The UK has a long established programme of newborn bloodspot screening. This operates under a model of informed choice. Understanding is central to the `informed' element of an informed choice yet it is rarely assessed. To date most research within the context of newborn bloodspot screening has focussed on parental recall of information. In this paper I argue that simplistic assessments of knowledge through recall fail to reflect more complex notions of understanding. In support of this contention I draw on qualitative interviews with parents of children who have undergone newborn bloodspot screening.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Public Health Ethics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||consent ; informed choice ; recall ; interviews ; heel prick|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
|Deposited By:||Dr Stuart Nicholls|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2011 13:07|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 12:35|
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