An ethical analysis of Opt-Out HIV screening for pregnant women

Lucia D. Wocial, Elaine Cox

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Abstract

Critical advances in prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of the HIV in the perinatal period have changed practice recommendations for HIV screening for pregnant women. Using case studies we illustrate the ethical complexities and implications of opt-out HIV testing for pregnant women. Despite the potential for compromised informed consent, an opt-out HIV screening approach is ethically defensible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-491
Number of pages7
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Ethical Analysis
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HIV
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Mothers

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • HIV testing
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Opt out testing
  • Perinatal transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care

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An ethical analysis of Opt-Out HIV screening for pregnant women. / Wocial, Lucia D.; Cox, Elaine.

In: JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 42, No. 4, 07.2013, p. 485-491.

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