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Stem cell research

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in english, literature and language

STEM CELL RESEARCH

How does stem cell research affect nursing /nurses

The American public has been a haven of open scientific inquiry and it has always been a factor in creating globally accepted innovations in biotechnology and medicine . The issue regarding stem cell research has been a widely and hotly debated issue due to its ethical implications The process takes the human embryo cells that have been deemed by the National Institute of Health as having greater developmental potential as opposed to adult stem cells . Essentially , in for one to have a [banner_entry_middle]

br so-called stem cell research line , it would translate to the destruction of a human embryo . In the legislative realm , that is where the clash of opinion begins . Translating that into the nursing practice , the issue touches ethics that involves many facets of professional conduct Professional commitment is shown through a desire to help , a sense of obligation , efforts to enhance competence and compliance with professional standards . The stem cell research cuts across the professional accountability of the nursing profession where ethics is concerned with the conduct of nurses in performing acts that are deemed ethically right or wrong (Chapman , 1999

However , today , social values are changing rapidly with the constant advancement of technology and nurses are increasingly confronted by situations that have far-reaching ethical implications . In this issue nurses must be aware of the ethical decisions involved in such situations as assisting with the actual utilization of human embryos for the research . Nurses must know their legal rights in such matters as well as those of the patient . It is important for nurses to realize the strength of their personal values in shaping their professional values (Duffy , 2002

To give an example , the state of Hawaii has passed the bill that allows stem cell research to continue under the express , written consent of the person who is allowing the use of embryonic fetal tissue . The bill that has been passed in the state of Hawaii explicitly permits that the research involving the derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells , human embryonic germ cells , and human adult stem cells from any source , including somatic cell nuclear transplantation ‘ shall be permitted . The state of Hawaii also distinctly provides several provisions for this research and some of these conditions require first and foremost the review and approval of an institutional review board It also requires that the physician that is delivering fertility treatment would inform the patient well enough to make a voluntary and knowledgeable decision regarding the disposition of the human embryos The physician is also mandated to give the option of storing , discarding or donating them to any individual or any research (Human Stem Cell Research

The bill automatically puts two fronts against each other by raising several ethical questions about the destruction of human embryos , which are essentially believed by loyalists to be human life already . The legislation process of the state of Hawaii is underway and it has already received several private donors who would… [banner_entry_footer]

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