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When information can save lives: the duty to warn relatives about sudden cardiac death and environmental risks

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Michaud, Katarzyna
Published in Hastings Center Report. 2010, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 39-45
Abstract In certain cases of sudden death, forensic experts may discover during an investigation or autopsy that family members of the deceased are also at risk of harm-from genetic disease, for instance. But do they have a duty to warn them? Looking at similar duties of physicians and researchers to warn third parties of risk suggests they do.
Keywords Death, Sudden, Cardiac/etiologyDuty to Warn/ethics/legislation & jurisprudenceEnvironmental Exposure/adverse effects/prevention & controlFamilyForensic Pathology/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence/standardsGenetic Predisposition to DiseaseHeart Arrest/geneticsHumansRisk Factors
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PMID: 20545107
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ELGER, Bernice Simone, MICHAUD, Katarzyna, MANGIN, Patrice. When information can save lives: the duty to warn relatives about sudden cardiac death and environmental risks. In: Hastings Center Report, 2010, vol. 40, n° 3, p. 39-45. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25616

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