Are we still autonomous beings?
September 26, 2009 4 Comments
I wonder because I’m struggling, after reading this to think of an area of life where the government hasn’t encroached, invaded, inveigled or legislated its way into, directly or via quangos and fake charities.
New guidance for Britain’s 150,000 practising doctors could remove the right to confidentiality from patients with inherited diseases.
When a patient is found to have a genetic disease, such as certain forms of cancer, doctors will be obliged to inform relatives about potential risks to their health, the General Medical Council (GMC) says.
errrm… do fucking WHAT?
Who’s genome is it anyway? It’s mine. Not yours, not the state’s, not my parents’ or siblings’.
It isn’t even worth getting into arguing the nuances of the scheme. The above statement draws a line under it for me. My genome, my decision.
Doctors in this country are out of control.