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Reviewing Articles Related to Recent Advances in Non-invasive Prenatal Testing and Nursing Implications

최신 비침습적 산전 유전 검사(NIPT)의 임상 적용과 간호학적 의미

  • Received : 2013.09.30
  • Accepted : 2013.11.12
  • Published : 2013.11.30

Abstract

Purpose: Nineteen articles were analyzed to gather opinions and nursing implications about NIPT recently launched. Methods: Nineteen articles were selected from EBSCO (eBook business collection), Google Scholar, and two Korean academic d-bases with key words 'prenatal screening testing', 'prenatal genetic diagnostic testing', NIPT or 'cell free DNA (cfDNA)'. Authors developed a framework for analyzing the 19 articles including opinions and suggestions for future implications. Results: Eleven articles written by the first author affiliated with medicine or genetics, viewed NIPT as promising because of safety, accuracy, early detectability and cost effectiveness. Articles written by journalists or authors affiliated with history and ethics were concerned with the possible risk of ELSI (ethical, legal, social issues), erratic interpretation of test results, and lack of genetic counseling service. Conclusion: With consideration of Korean clinical, and legal circumstances, not only pregnant women and families but also health professionals must prepare for clinical NIPT implications including updating prenatal genetic testing, counseling services, protecting ELSI and amulticultural team approach.

Keywords

Prenatal diagnosis;Prenatal screening;Prenatal genetic counseling;Prenatal care;Nursing ethics

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단