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The right not to know when not knowing is dangerous

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/right-not-to-know
Full article: https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/right-not-know-when-ignorance-bliss-deadly

Healthcare providers are bound by the guiding principle of doing no harm. But how does this concept apply to their patients who have not consented to genetic testing or who do not want to know their results? In that case, is providing test results more harmful or not? Anna Clausen explores these issues in the context of breast cancer gene testing in her Global Health Now article “The Right Not to Know: When Ignorance is Bliss but Deadly.” (4/20/18)

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