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Genetic Counseling Resources: Counseling & Bioethics

Resources for students in the Genetic Counseling Program

Bioethics and Genetic Counseling

In the field of genetic counseling, you will be faced with ethical dilemmas. This page contains resources to help guide you. 

The Bibliographic Services Division of the NLM has also created a page for Bioethics resources.

The NHGRI also has a list of general general resources for Genetic Counselors with relecant bioethics information


Scholarly Resources

  • Psychiatry Online - Reference material on psychiatry
  • PsycInfo  - Search behavioral and social science info with OVID
  • PubMed contains a Bioethics filter under the Subjects category. Use Show additional filters to select Subjects if it isn not visible, and select Customize if Bioethics isn't visible.
  • GenETHX  ‎ Citations for resources that cover ethical issues related to human genetics including research and biobanks.
  • NIH Bioethics ResourcesThe Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy (OCRBP) in the NIH Office of Science Policy serves as the central locus for planning, developing, and coordinating NIH-wide policy activities for clinical and health care research, as well as promoting full integration of bioethical considerations as foundational to NIH-supported research. OCRPB’s three main areas of emphasis are policies related to clinical research and protections for human subjects,  genomics research, and the translation of research findings into health care.

Other Web Resources

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics: Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University 
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University has a Bioethics Research Library which provides an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to healthcare, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 
"Advising the President on ethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology."

The Hastings Center 
The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969.

University of Minnesota EthicShare 
EthicShare is a discovery and collaboration research website for ethics scholars and students.