Identify issues that might influence a given client’s decision making relative to genetic care or screening.

Identify issues that might influence a given client’s decision making relative to genetic care or screening.

Advocacy and Decision Making in Genetics – The graduate recognizes issues that affect the rights of clients
relative to genetic and genomic related decision making; provides clients appropriate information or resources
relative to genetic- and genomic-related decision making; and recognizes his or her own attitudes and values
related to genetics and genomics.

Objectives:
Assess a client’s knowledge, perceptions, and responses to genetic/genomic information in a given situation.
Develop a plan of care for a given patient that incorporates genetic/genomic assessment information.
Discuss appropriate prevention strategies for a given genetic disease.
Discuss appropriate Treatment Options for a given genetic disease.
Identify issues that might influence a given client’s decision making relative to genetic care or screening.

– Determine the appropriate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services for a given client in a given
situation.
– Provide a given client with appropriate genetic/genomic information, resources, services, and/or technologies to
facilitate decision making in a given situation.
– Identify appropriate health care providers with whom to collaborate when providing genetic/genomic healthcare
services in a given situation.
– Recognize how a nurse’s own attitudes or values relative to genetic/genomic science may affect care provided to
clients.
– Discuss the nurse’s role in advocating for client access to desired genetic/genomic services and/or resources.
-Recommend an appropriate strategy to support/enhance ethical decision-making in a given situation.
-Identify legal principles that address patient preferences and advocacy in a given situation.
– Identify ethical principles that address patient preferences and advocacy in a given situation.