An assessment of the cognitive understandings, value stances, and educational needs relative to advances in human genetics and related biomedical technology of eighty-nine attorneys from east-central Indiana

dc.contributor.advisorMertens, Thomas Robert, 1930-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Marciaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-inen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:33:04Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:33:04Z
dc.date.created1981en_US
dc.date.issued1981
dc.description.abstractThe research reported in this thesis attempted to determine how much attorneys know about genetic principles underlying legal/genetic issues which arise from advances in biomedical technology. An author-developed questionnaire was sent to 200 East-Central Indiana lawyers, 89 of whom responded. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: 1) a cognitive component, which attempted to determine how much the lawyers knew about genetics, 2) a values component, which provided insight into the values stances of the attorneys with respect to human genetic and reproductive problems, and 3) a section which was designed to determine the lawyers needs for continuing education programs concerned with human genetics and reproduction.The attorneys did not appear to be well informed about genetic advances which create legal/genetic problems. The respondents felt that attorneys have a responsibility to keep abreast of genetic advances so they can accurately advise their clients.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1981.en_US
dc.format.extentiv, 87 leaves ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z78 1981 .W34en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/386084en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/182442
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman genetics -- Law and legislation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLawyers.en_US
dc.subject.otherBall State University. Thesis (M.S.)en_US
dc.titleAn assessment of the cognitive understandings, value stances, and educational needs relative to advances in human genetics and related biomedical technology of eighty-nine attorneys from east-central Indianaen_US
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