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NCG 5

Competence in Genetics core statement 5

  • Nurses
    Apply knowledge and understanding of the utility and limitations of genetic testing and information to underpin care and support for individuals and families prior to, during and following decision-making, that incorporates.

  • Midwives
    Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the utility and limitations of genetic testing and information.

Competence in Genetics core statement 5:

Nurses:

Apply knowledge and understanding of the utility and limitations of genetic testing and information to underpin care and support for individuals and families prior to, during and following decision-making, that incorporates:

awareness of the ethical, legal and social issues related to testing and recording of genetic information, awareness of the potential physical, psychological and social consequences of genetic information for individuals, family members, and communities.

 

Midwives:

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the utility and limitations of genetic testing and information

including the ethical, legal and social issues related to testing and recording of genetic information and the potential physical and/or psychosocial consequences of genetic information for individuals, family members, and communities.

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