Precision Medicine and the Changing Landscape of Research Ethics

Marilyn J. Hammer, PhD, DC, RN


Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016;43(2):149-150. 

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Health Literacy

Further compounding these questions, the language and understanding of genetics and genomics has created a new challenge of genomics health literacy (Fiore & Goodman, 2015). Genomics health literacy needs are highlighted by research participants having access to findings. Inclusion of public partners, for example, provides transparency but can lead to research and clinical practice barriers by those who are literately naïve in genomics and who may raise concerns from misunderstanding.