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The Centrality of Probability

By Giovanni Boniolo and David Teira Serrano


This chapter deals with a topic whose importance is too often ignored with respect to Ethical Counselling: probability. Probability, indeed, is at the core of many ethical decisions encountered in the age of molecular medicine, as in the case, for example, of carrier tests or predictive and presymptomatic tests, or whenever survival rates are at issue. Thus, understanding correctly the probabilistic information is extremely important and crucial and an ethical counsellor cannot be unprovided with such knowledg

Topics: Ethical Counselling Probability Diagnosis Cognitive biases
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-27690-8_6
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