Careful consideration of the potential consequences of biomedical research involving human beings is an important advanced practice strategy. The presence of disease and the hope for a cure through genetic manipulation create a complex mix of ethical concerns. In this article, some of the actual and potential issues associated with genetic research and the implications for nursing practice are discussed. The principles of autonomy, beneficence, and Justice provide a framework for the discussion
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Issue in Research, Education, and Ethics| November 01 1998
Genetic Research and Ethical Challenges: Implications for Nursing Practice
Maureen L. Dwyer, RN, DNSc, CS
From the Department of Parent Child Health, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reprint requests to Maureen L. Dwyer, RN, DNSc, CS, Department of Parent Child Health, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (4): 600–605.
Maureen L. Dwyer; Genetic Research and Ethical Challenges: Implications for Nursing Practice. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1998; 9 (4): 600–605. doi:
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