4009.0 Community Based Genomic Medicine: A Human Rights Perspective

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
Genomic Medicine offers individuals the promise of attaining good health through early intervention for genetically linked illnesses. However, it also raises questions regarding the protection of human rights such as the right to good health. This session will address advances in genomic medicine and the need to protect the human rights of individuals affected by genetically linked illnesses, risk assessment, and ethical considerations in regard to patient rights such as access to appropriate care, privacy, and the right not to know. Implementation of a genomic medicine program in the community will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Explore genomic medicine from a human rights perspective. 2. Discuss the significance of a community based genomic medicine initiative. 3. Evaluate the ethical guidelines for individuals' right to access health care, privacy, and the right not to know.
L. Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN
L. Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN

8:50 AM
Aspiration for Health
Ellen Jones, ND,APRN-BC
9:10 AM
Rights and Genomic Medicine
Terrance McConnell, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by: Ethics, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing