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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.

The Human Genome 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, and Alzheimer disease, 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 cancer treatment. Oncology nurses 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.

To order, visit http://nursingworld .org/books/pdescr.cfm?cnum=15# 06SSGG.
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Title Annotation:Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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