Chapter 7 - Genetics and Genomics

Dale Halsey Lea

This chapter addresses four important ethical issues related to genetics and genomics in health care that are key to oncology nurses’ knowledge base: (a) informed consent, (b) privacy and confidentiality, (c) genetic discrimination, and (d) direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Approaches that oncology nurses can use to address ethical issues related to genetics and genomics in health care also are discussed.

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