The four types of inherited genetic disorders: single gene inheritance, multifactorial inheritance, chromosome abnormalities, mitochondrial inheritance. Under which type does Huntington’s chorea fall?

The four types of inherited genetic disorders: single gene inheritance, multifactorial inheritance, chromosome abnormalities, mitochondrial inheritance. Under which type does Huntington’s chorea fall?

Resources

  • Textbook: Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community

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Background Information

Ethical Case Study

A couple in their mid-twenties go to a genetics testing center.  They want to have children; however, there is a history of cystic fibrosis in her family.  They want to rule that out before they stop using birth control. 

When the testing returns, the geneticist knows they will be elated that neither is a carrier of the cystic fibrosis defect.  There was an incidental finding, though.  It turns out he is a carrier of Huntington’s chorea. The geneticist is grappling with the impact on the couple.

Instructions

  1. Review the appropriate rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. The four types of inherited genetic disorders: single gene inheritance, multifactorial inheritance, chromosome abnormalities, mitochondrial inheritance. Under which type does Huntington’s chorea fall?
  3. Should the geneticist disclose the findings of Huntington’s chorea since that was not what the patients intended to rule out?  Why or why not?
  4. Explain how autonomy could be at odds with beneficence.
  5. Is your answer in line with one of the Effective Principles for Effective Advocacy from the text?
  6. What ethical principle from the Principles of Ethical Practice of Public Health from the textbook would guide or direct your decision?

 

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE USE THE ETHICAL STUDYCASE TO ANSWER THE INSTYRUCTIONS

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