Ethics & Genetic Testing: Exploring the Tension Between "Knowledge is Power" and "Do No Harm" | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Ethics & Genetic Testing: Exploring the Tension Between "Knowledge is Power" and "Do No Harm"

All Brown School professional development workshops will be hosted online through the end of 2021.
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Stacey Barton, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
Washington University School of Medicine

Preferred registration deadline: April 2nd

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting online format.

3 CEUs

The science behind the genetic basis of physical and psychiatric diseases is constantly emerging. Social workers are often key
in working with families affected by these conditions – in medical settings and in a range of other community-based roles. In order to provide competent services, we must have a foundational understanding of genetics-related issues, particularly the ethical implications inherent in the field.

This course will provide an overview of genetics and discuss many of the ethical concerns that commonly arise, including eugenics, genetic testing, legal issues, informed consent, and research. 

This class meets the licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics.

General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 45.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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