Research Ethics

Informed Consent: The Case of “-Omics” Literacy

biology of cancer, ethics, genetics, informed consent issues, nursing research
ONF 2017, 44(1), . DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.28-30

The world of “-omics” is vastly changing the landscape of accelerated research and its translation to patient care. Understanding this complex science, particularly in the world of oncogenomics, can be daunting. Questions arise pertaining to how nurses can best educate patients who are forced to make difficult decisions without fully understanding to what they are consenting. This article follows a patient story that drives home the need to improve -omics literacy.

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