Classroom Discussion Guide on Ethics and Incidental Findings

This guide provides discussion questions and topics based on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues’ report, Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts (Anticipate and Communicate), to help instructors integrate ethics discussions into a high school or college science course.

The discussion guide introduces incidental and secondary findings in the three contexts that the Commission considered: 1) clinical settings, 2) research settings, and 3) direct-to-consumer settings. Relevant questions for classroom discussion are also provided.

Download the discussion guide here.


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