PhD defence A. (Adriana) Kater-Kuipers
- Prof. dr. I.D. de Beaufort
- Dr. E.M. Bunnik
- Dr. R.J.H. Galjaard
On Wednesday 2 December 2020, A. Kater-Kuipers will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Principles, Practices and Promises of Prenatal Screening’.
The ethical and social debate about prenatal screening and particularly about NIPT address several recurring and pressing themes concerning informed choice, routine acceptance of a prenatal screening offer, societal pressure to test, reimbursement and the expansion of the scope of prenatal screening. However, the relevant arguments appeared to need more clarification, soundness or evidence. The aim of this thesis is to contribute to the debates with explicating arguments and searching for evidence in ethical and empirical literature to support or criticize the relevant arguments.
Due to corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Hall of the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defend their dissertation either in a small group or online.