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Die gesondheidsvoorligtingsfunksie van die verpleegkundige met betrekking tot mensgenetika

Frieda Paton
Curationis | Vol 4, No 2 | a662 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v4i2.662 | © 1981 Frieda Paton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1981 | Published: 27 September 1981

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Frieda Paton,, South Africa

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Abstract

The nurse, as a key person in health services, has an essential role in health education regarding human and medical genetics. This education is given at both community and individual level. Genetics is however not a simple subject and health education in this regard must be approached with care. The nurse must always be sure of her own knowledge and always be alert to the moral en ethical implications of the information she is providing. Health education in human and medical genetics is however essential to make the public aware of the benefits provided by this relatively new and developing science.

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