Chamberlain University Implications of Human Genome Mapping Discussion


The implications of mapping out the human genome are far reaching. Ethical, legal, and social issues are impacted in many ways. Consider some of the implications of the human genome mapping, and how nursing care may be impacted. Review the “Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for Nurses with Graduate Degrees” ( GradGenomic competencies.pdf ) and relay a nursing situation that helps to inform caring nursing practice. Carper (1978) describes ways of knowing that bring meaning to nursing practice as:

1) empirics, based on the science of knowing

2) esthetics, which comes from the art of nursing

3) personal knowledge

4) ethics, which comes from a moral base.

Consider how meaning informed your nursing situation (may be one, two, three or four of the meanings). Sometimes the situation may be based on science only, or if you are considering a privacy situation thyen you may rely more heavily on ethics.

You will need to respond to at least two of your classmates responses. Be sure to check this forum frequently so that you can be an active participant in the discussion.

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