New resource will help nurses translate Genomic information into effective patient care.
Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is a new resource for genetic and genomic nurses and for all nurses impacted by genomics in their practice. The book is the result of a collaborative effort between the International Society of Nurses in Genetics and the American Nurses Association American Nurses Association,
n.pr professional organization of registered nurses created to encourage high standards in nursing care, pro-mote nursing as a profession, and lobby Congress for issues of concern to nurses. .
The Human Genome The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is composed of 24 distinct pairs of chromosomes (22 autosomal + X + Y) with a total of approximately 3 billion DNA base pairs containing an estimated 20,000–25,000 genes. Project laid the foundation for incredible advances in the fields of genetics and genomics. Genomic information and technology is altering the ways in which diseases are prevented, diagnosed, and treated. Many common diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease
Disease that affects the heart and blood vessels.
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cardiovascular disease , and Alzheimer disease Alzheimer disease
Degenerative brain disorder. It occurs in middle to late adult life, destroying neurons and connections in the cerebral cortex and resulting in significant loss of brain mass. , previously thought to be the result of lifestyle, dietary, and environmental factors, are now known to have a genomic or hereditary component. Scientific discoveries and advancements in genomics have improved the ability to predict cancer susceptibility; provide preventive, screening, and risk-reduction interventions; and individualize in·di·vid·u·al·ize
tr.v. in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·es
1. To give individuality to.
2. To consider or treat individually; particularize.
3. cancer treatment. Oncology nurses oncology nurse Nursing A nurse specialized in treating and caring for people with cancer Salary $53K + 2% bonus. See Oncology. are expected to help translate genomic information and technologic developments into effective patient care.
The publication defines genetic/ genomic nursing practice, describes the roles of genetic/genomic nurses practicing at the basic and advanced practice levels, describes the evolution of genetic/genomic nursing worldwide, and defines the scope and standards of practice for all nurses in genetic/genomic nursing practice.
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