Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice

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Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice

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Author: Felissa R. Lashley RN, PhD, ACRN, FAAN, FACMG


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We now know that genetic factors can cause disease or affect an individual's susceptibility or resistance to disorders and even to treatment. To provide the best nursing care, it is therefore essential that practitioners and students have a basic knowledge of the science of genetics and how it affects the major areas of nursing expertise.

To address this need, Dr. Felissa Lashley has created this "essentials" guide specifically for nurses. From genetic factors and trends affecting health care today, to the more complex discussions of human variation, every genetic topic critical to the practice of nursing and nursing education is covered, including:

  • Prevention of Genetic Disease
  • Genetic Testing and Treatment
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Trends, Policies, and Social and Ethical Issues

Each chapter examines how genetic information influences treatment and management and is intended to further the development of a nurse's "genetic eye" in the daily care of patients.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 04, 2006
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102225
  • EISBN 9780826103482

Table of Contents 

    Section One: The Basics

  1. Genomics in Health Care
  2. Basic and Molecular Concepts in Biology
  3. Human Diversity and Variation: We are Not all Genetically Identical
  4. Types of Genetic Disorders, Influences on Chromosome and Gene Action and Inheritance Modes
  5. Prevention, Genetic Testing, and Treatment of Genetic Disease

  6. Section Two: The Integration of Genetics into Nursing Courses and Curricula
  7. The Application of Genomics to Pharmacology
  8. Assessing Patients with a Genetic "Eye": Histories, Pedigrees, and Physical Assessments
  9. Maternal-Child Nursing: Obstetrics
  10. Maternal-Child Nursing: Pediatrics
  11. Adult Health and Illness and Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  13. Community and Public Health Nursing and Genomics
  14. Trends, Social Policies and Ethical Issues in Genomics
Further Reading
Appendix A: Useful Genetic Web Sites for Professional Information
Appendix B: Organizations and Groups With Web Sites That Provide Information, Products, and Services for Genetic Conditions