Ethical Issue of Genetic Testing

Ethical Issue of Genetic Testing

Assignment Instructions:

The purpose of this assignment is to test the understanding of the key concepts that I\’ve been learning about over the past few weeks.
Concepts discussed are beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, fairness, truthfulness, and justice.

Assignment is to Select one (1) an ethical issues and develop a 4 page paper that will address the following:

Explanation of the selected issue. Selected issue is Genetic Testing

(1) Why is this issue important in the healthcare field?

(2) Discuss any ethical and legal implications that can arise from the selected issue and the impact on the patient and the healthcare professional.

(3) Identify and explain two (2) challenges related to the selected ethical controversial issue that can impact the role of the healthcare professional?

The paper must contain a minimum of three (4) current references. Use resources from the assigned textbook, periodicals and web sites and the Excelsior College library.

The assigned textbook is: Ethics for health professionals by Stanford, C. C. & Connor, V. J. (2014)

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