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Protecting the rights of patients, nurses, and others participating in research

Clinical nurses are in a unique position to support research that studies the effects of interventions, symptom management, education, and treatment plan adherence in their patients. Using a quiz format, this article addresses clinical nurses' role in research, the history of federal regulation of research, basic human rights and potential violations during the conduct of research, and specific nursing actions required when research is conducted in the practice setting.

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Are genetics/genomics competencies essential for all clinical nurses?

More than half of RNs practicing today received no prelicensure education on a set of essential genetics and genomics (G/G) competencies created by the American Nurses Association in 2006. This study describes the current use of G/G nursing competencies in acute care hospitals and how nurses perceive them.

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