By Linda Heath, R. Scott Tindale, John Edwards, Emil J. Posavac, Fred B. Bryant, Eaaron Henderson-King, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Judith Myers
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HeaIth Decision Making 27 Antley, R. M. (1979). The genetic counselor as facilitator ofthe counselee's decision process. In: C. 1. Epstein, C. 1. R. Curry, S. Packman, S. Shennan, & B. D. ), Risk, communication, and decision making in genetic counseling (pp. 137-168). New York: Alan R. Liss, for the National Foundation-March of Dimes. Birth Defects: Original Articles Series, 15. Bauman, L. , Cameron, L. , Zimmennan, R. , & Leventhal, H. (1989). Illness representations and matching labels with symptoms.
This approach, which is a clear violation of normative decision rules, may not be irrational in their case. The same process mayaiso be expected in other medical decisions (like choosing therapies), where patients are increasingly required to make their own decisions based on probabilistic information. A reassessment is, therefore, needed about the wisdom and usefulness of providing patients with such information, which gives an illusion of knowledge, with questionable rationality, and no real guidance on how to use it.
That committee's first report was issued on February 7, 1989 (Thrner, Miller, & Moses, 1989). It contained 55 specific recommendations, of which 27 were considered of sufficient importance that they were bold-faced in the beginning summary chapter. In retrospect, the reaction to the report was predictable. Medical and social issues journals praised it; over 30 major newspapers gave it extensive coverage in either their news or editorial sections. William Dannemeyer and Jessie Helms denounced it, and Beverly L'Haye began a petition drive on behalf of the Concerned Women for America to "STOP THE NRC AIDS REPORT.