Uncovering social structures and informational prejudices to reduce inequity in delivery and uptake of new molecular technologies

Journal of Medical Ethics
November 2020 – Volume 46 – 11
http://jme.bmj.com/content/current

 

Original research
Uncovering social structures and informational prejudices to reduce inequity in delivery and uptake of new molecular technologies
Sara Filoche1, et al
Abstract
Advances in molecular technologies have the potential to help remedy health inequities through earlier detection and prevention; if, however, their delivery and uptake (and therefore any benefits associated with such testing) are not more carefully considered, there is a very real risk that existing inequities in access and use will be further exacerbated. We argue this risk relates to the way that information and knowledge about the technology is both acquired and shared, or not, between health practitioners and their patients.