Identify the ethical and legal issues that may arise during the genetic counseling process and strategies to effectively address those issues.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Describe the characteristics of genetic information that may complicate the associated ethical, legal, and psychosocial issues beyond those of routine medicine
Recognize applications of the 4 main biomedical ethical principles (autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice) in medical genetics
Demonstrate understanding of the role of federal, state, and tort law in managing the genetic counseling and testing process for patients
Identify potential common ethical and/or legal conflicts in managing the genetic testing process for patients and the strategies to avoid such conflicts