PSANZ Perinatal Ethics Webinar: Dealing with uncertainties in prenatal diagnosis – Dilemmas in decision making
Though uncertainties are part of daily life, we are ill equipped to deal with it in the 21st century where predictability and certainty is what is expected. When this is presented as a diagnostic uncertainty in a pregnancy the family is placed in a precarious position. With more diagnostic tools and sophisticated genetic testing, uncertainty is expected with many tests and the pregnancy turns into a nightmare for some mothers.
Exploring aspects of this diagnostic uncertainty prenatally and the dilemmas in decision making that families face will be introduced by Dr Trisha Prentice and Ms Pieta Shakes.
The issues involving moral uncertainty will be explored by Prof David Kirchhoffer and all of this will be facilitated by Prof Lyn Gillam. Participants will have time to ask questions.