Ethical and Legal Aspects of the Personalised Medicine

Sjeničić, Marta (2019) Ethical and Legal Aspects of the Personalised Medicine. In: Posvetovanje: Medicina, pravo in družba – The globalisation of medicine in the 21th century. Univerzitet u Mariboru, Pravni fakultet, Maribor, pp. 195-212. ISBN 978-961-286-246-6

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Personalised medicine is a term that refers to medicine specifically designed to an individual, based on its genomic information. Since sequencing genomes became a fact of life, the concept of individualized healthcare has become a source of great hope. The premise of personalised medicine is that, during the following years, the focus of medical activities shall be moved from the treatment of illnesses to the maintenance of patient’s health, through biotechnology. Consequences following personalised medicine are not simple, since it is not isolated phenomenon, but the one followed by the social, political and legal decisions. Legal decisions should relate to the subjective patient’s rights, as well as objective medical law: treatment, informed consent, clinical experiments, processing the data, privacy, non-discrimination, etc. Finding the right balance between researchers' needs and subjects' protection is an ongoing regulatory exercise, in which all social actors have to participate by creating a frame for functioning of personalised medicine.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: next generation sequencing, human genome, regulatory framework, patients' autonomy, regulatory balance
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Srđan Jurlina
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 15:14

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