Individualized Medicine between Hype and Hope

Exploring Ethical and Societal Challenges for Healthcare

Edited by: Peter Dabrock, Matthias Braun, Jens Ried

Individualized medicine is a catchphrase currently used to denote efforts in medical research and practice to establish tailored healthcare. The vision of "personalized" medicine has proved to be highly ambivalent, reflecting hype and hope - compared to the great expectations only very few applications have been realized up to now. The contributions to this volume discuss the challenges for patients, doctors, and the healthcare system and examine ethical and societal issues arising from one the most promising and most controversial developments in medical science and biotechnology. (Series: Medizin und Gesellschaft - Vol. 19)

244 pages

Publication Date: 12/28/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902986