ANA and ISONG Co-Publish Genetics and Ethics in Health Care: New Questions in the Age of Genomic Health

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01/16/09, the publishing program of the American Nurses Associaion (ANA), in collaboration with the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) has just released a book exploring the current ethical challenges associated with advances in genetics technology and genomic health care from a wide cross-section of cultural, racial, religious, and technical perspectives. While these advances are at the cutting edge of understanding the causal factors of health and illness, they also demand that we acknowledge and respect the deeply complex and diverse moral and ethical concerns that can impact the decisions of individual patients and the lives of their families and communities.

As an excellent resource for students, nurses, educators, researchers, and others in academia, government, and industry, Genetics and Ethics in Healthcare, focuses on the accomplishments to date in understanding genetic causal factors in health and illness and the resulting ethical challenges. The book includes contributions from nursing and other health care disciplines, as well as from cultural, ethnic, and religious communities.