Ethical issues regarding human cloning: A nursing perspective


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Dinc L.

NURSING ETHICS, cilt.10, ss.238-254, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1191/0969733003ne603oa
  • Dergi Adı: NURSING ETHICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.238-254

Özet

Advances in cloning technology and successful cloning experiments in animals have raised concerns about the possibility of human cloning in recent years. Despite many objections, this is not only a possibility but also a reality. Human cloning is a scientific revolution. However, it also introduces the potential for physical and psychosocial harm to human beings. From this point of view, it raises profound ethical, social and health related concerns. Human cloning would have an impact on the practice of nursing because it could result in the creation of new physiological and psychosocial conditions that would require nursing care. The nursing profession must therefore evaluate the ethics of human cloning, in particular the potential role of nurses.