Utility and limitations of genetic testing and information
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Utility and limitations of genetic testing and information

Aoife N Bradley Registered genetic counsellor, Department of Genetics, Belfast City Hospital Trust, Belfast

This article introduces some of the issues involved in genetic testing and information, particularly the utility and limitations of such testing. Psychosocial and ethical issues that may arise in this area are also discussed. The aim of this article is to stimulate readers’ awareness of and insight into these matters in the hope that practitioners will examine and reflect on the applicability of these to their area of practice.

Nursing Standard. 20, 5, 52-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.10.20.5.52.c3976