Dementia: ethical issues
People with dementia, and those who care for them, face difficult ethical dilemmas on a day-to-day basis.
This report concludes that we need to do more as a society to enable people to live well with dementia. We present an ethical framework to help address problems that arise in connection with dementia care, together with recommendations for policy makers.
Genetics and human behaviour: the ethical context
Research is exploring how genes and the environment influence behavioural traits such as aggression, anxiety, intelligence and sexual orientation.
This report addresses concerns over how this information could be used to try to predict, change or select such traits.
Mental disorders and genetics: the ethical context
Research into the genetics of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression, may help diagnosis and treatment.
This report considers the ethical concerns raised, for example, around reproductive decisions and stigma.