Cancer genetic counseling in China and Denmark; a comparative anthropological perspective

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Title Cancer genetic counseling in China and Denmark; a comparative anthropological perspective
 
Creator Terkildsen, Morten Deleuran
 
Subject anthropology
comparative studies
genetic counseling
China
Denmark
Organization
BRCA
genetic testing
 
Description This dissertation compares cancer genetic counseling in China and Denmark using an anthropological perspective.It uses anthropological theory to argue how ideas of genetic responsibility and demands for responsibility investments may be understood as the products of everyday practices unfolding within local worlds. Finding very different forms of cancer genetic counseling in China and Denmark, it analytically argues that the local organization of health care provides a salient example of a local world. It uses an STS framework to analyze how differences in the organization of health care in China and Denmark, may be seen as promoting very different webs of everyday human and non-human actors, resulting in very different cancer genetic counseling practices, respectively. For professionels, patients and their families in China and Denmark, these differences lead to very different demands for patient- family collaboration and interdependence, and ultimately to very different local forms of genetic responsibility.  
 
Publisher AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services
 
Date 2018-11-14
 
Type Book

 
Format Digital (DA)
 
Identifier https://ebooks.au.dk/aul/catalog/book/274
10.7146/aul.274.196
978-87-7507-430-3
 
Source AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services;
 

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