Ethical Issues of Prenatal/Perinatal Screening, Diagnosis & Counseling


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The DNA of a fetus can be accessed through which of the following methods?

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1. Prenatal screening analyzes the DNA of the fetus to look for?

2. The role of a genetic counselor is to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The assessment questions contained here are on the topic of prenatal/perinatal screening ethics. You will see quick results from your answers to questions about DNA testing methods and the reason the parents go through this process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Fetus DNA access methods
  • Purpose of analyzing fetus DNA
  • The genetic counselor's role
  • Circumstances under which many physicians will fully support terminating a pregnancy

Skills Practiced

While using these tools, you'll practice skills such as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding fetus DNA access choices and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why DNA of the fetus is analyzed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify circumstances under which physicians may support ending a pregnancy

Additional Learning

You can see more on this topic by studying the lesson titled Ethical Issues of Prenatal/Perinatal Screening, Diagnosis & Counseling. Take a look at:

  • Two factors that accompany the advanced technology for tracking and caring for an unborn child
  • Risks associated with types of DNA testing
  • Balancing the chance at life when making decisions based on screening results