Genetic Information Nondiscrimination

Scenario

You recognize your role as a client advocate and have decided to work with the American Nurses Association related to health policy issues. You choose to write a letter to your national legislator in your voting district addressing legal policies associated with genetic discrimination that you have seen either in person or in the news. Write a professional letter to your federal senator demonstrating your client advocacy about genetic discrimination and how it correlates to legal and professional policies.

Instructions

Include the following in your message:

ยท Describe the background of genetic discrimination of your choice to include the significance of this specific problem.

ยท Discuss how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 applies to the genetic discrimination you identified.

ยท Include in your letter how clients, families, and communities could benefit from your recommendations.

The format for this letter should be as follows:

DATE

YOUR NAME, ADDRESS (this can be made up)

THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECIPIENT (such as The Honorable Senator XXX)

BODY OF LETTER (include some references for the reader)

Sign off with a way to reach you such as email or phone number (you can make these up)

Reference page and in text citation

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