CHAPTER 19: Adoption Information

Martha L. Jones, PhD, LSW

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Identify the historical roots of current ethical issues in adoption.

  • Identify current ethical issues related to adoption situations that health information management (HIM) professionals may confront.

  • Identify implications of ethical issues for adoption as they relate to other emerging areas for HIM decision making, including increased legislation to support open access to adoption information.

  • Identify the implications of assisted reproductive technology (ART) (including the adoption of fertilized embryos) in the context of biological heritage and access to information.

  • Identify possible responses ...

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