Genetic Information

Genetic Informatin

Review the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). •Explain the purpose of GINA.
•Summarize the five congressional findings that helped to create the final GINA law, including a description of at least two elements noted within those congressional findings. 

Your paper must be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and include at least two scholarly sources, not including the course text. Your paper and all sources must be formatted and/or cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

For additional information, please refer to:
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). (2009). Fact Sheet. Retrieved from

Must use scholary resources less than 5 years old.


Read from the course text, Health care ethics and medical law:
•Chapter 4: Patient Empowerment, Consent, and Rights
•Chapter 5: Privacy and Confidentiality

Additional Resource

Herron, T.A. (2013). YouTube webcam quick-start guide [PDF]. College of Health, Human Services, and Science. Ashford University: San Diego, CA.


Thomas, J. C., Irwin, D. E., Zuiker, E. S., & Millikan, R. C. (2005). Genomics and the public health code of ethics. American Journal of Public Health, 95(12), 2139-2143. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.


CBS Interactive, Inc. (2011). Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s “60 Minutes” interview [Video file]. Retrieved from

EuthanasiaInMovies. (2010). Euthanasia – whose life is it, anyway? (with subs) [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Franklin Springs. (2009). The Terri Schiavo story [Video file]. Retrieved from 

GematoGenTomsk. (2012). Craig Ewart at Dignitas (Switzerland). Assisted suicide/euthanasia [Video file]. Retrieved from 

tnmed. (2012). Electronic health records: Privacy and security [Video file]. Retrieved from 


YouTube. (https:///

Recommended Resources


Fields, A. V. & Kirkpatrick, J. N. (2012). Ethics of the heart: Ethical and policy challenges in the treatment of advanced heart failure. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 51(1), 71-80. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

Lin, Y.-K., Lee, W.-C., Kuo, L.-C., Cheng, Y.-C., Lin, H.-L., Chen, C.-W., & Lin, T.-Y. (2013). Building an ethical environment improves patient privacy and satisfaction in the crowded emergency department: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Medical Ethics, 14(8), 1-8. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.


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