New resource will help nurses translate Genomic information into effective patient care.
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.
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|Title Annotation:||Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2006|
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