Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice

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Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice

SKU# 9780826123664

Third Edition


  • Felissa R. Lashley PhD, RN, FABMGG

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The third edition of this award-winning text provides new and updated knowledge about genetics issues relevant to nursing practice. Read in sequence or used as a reference, this is a comprehensive overview of how genetics affetcs the care that nurses provide. In addition to a summary of basic human genetics and discussion of the Human Genome Project, this new edition includes the latest research findings and implications about inheritance, major genetic disorders (cytogenetics or chromosomal, inherited biochemical, and congenital anomalies), and genetics in twin studies. A consideration of the ethical impact of genetics on society and future generations, as well as information on assisted reproduction round out the overview.

Includes over 100 illustrations and photos of specific genetic disorders; tables and figures on the distribution of disease; and an extensive appendix listing associations, organizations, and websites relevant to genetics.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 15, 2005
  • Page Count 584
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826123664
  • EISBN 9780826123671

About The Author(s) 

Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG, is former dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a dean and professor at the Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University—Springfield. She is the first nurse to be certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Basics of Genetics and Human Genetics
  1. Human Genetic Disease
  2. Basic and Molecular Biology: An Introduction
  3. Human Variation and Its Applications
  4. Gene Action and Patterns of Inheritance

  5. Part II: Major Genetic Disorders
  6. Cytogenetic Disorders
  7. Inherited Biochemical Disorders
  8. Birth Defects and Congenital Anomalies

  9. Part III: Assessing and Intervening with Clients and Families at Genetic Risk
  10. Impact of Genetic Diseases on the Family Unit
  11. Assessment of Genetic Disorders
  12. Genetic Counseling
  13. Genetic Testing and Screening
  14. Prenatal Diagnosis
  15. The Vulnerable Fetus
  16. Reproductive and Genetic Effects of Environment Chemicals and Radiation
  17. Therapeutic Modalities

  18. Part IV: The Role of Genetics in Common Situations, Conditions, and Diseases
  19. Genetics and the Common Diseases: Methods, Problems, and Pitfalls
  20. Twinning and Twin Studies
  21. Drug Therapy and Genetics--Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
  22. Genetics and the Immune System
  23. Mental Retardation
  24. Aging, Longevity and Alzheimer Disease
  25. Emphysema, Liver Disease, and Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  26. Cancer
  27. Diabetes Mellitus
  28. Mental Illness and Behavior
  29. Heart Disease

  30. Part V: In Closing
  31. Genes and Future Generations

  32. Glossary
    Appendix A: Useful Genetics Web sites for Professional Information
    Appendix B: Organizations and Groups with Web sites that Provide Information, Products, and Services for Genetic Conditions