Increasingly, genomic-based approaches and resources are redefining our categorization of disease, leading to new approaches to prevention and therapy. As nurses traditionally practice patient-oriented care, they will undoubtedly play a key role in both developing and applying the aspects of genomic health care. Nursing Care in the Genomic Era: A Case Based Approach is designed to provide nurses with up-to-date and accessible information on this powerful new approach to understanding, preventing, and treating disease.
The framework for each chapter consists of core competencies in genetics, interwoven with stories that highlight a particular condition and the related biological, personal, and psychosocial issues. The chapters then go on to address the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for nurses and health professionals as recommended by the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG). The text presents the genetic components of common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's, and the innovative technologies used to detect them.
Understanding genomic issues and how they affect individuals and families is the first step for nurses hoping to make a difference when providing nursing care in the genomic era.
Chapter 1: Connecting Genomics to Biology
Chapter 2: Connecting Genomics to Practice
Chapter 3: Connecting Genomics to Health Benefits
Chapter 4: Connecting Genomics to Health Benefits'Genetic Testing
Chapter 5: Genomics to Health Outcomes'Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
Chapter 6: Putting the Pieces Together: How I Learned of the Genetic Condition in My Family
Chapter 7: Finding What I need: How Genetics Professionals Became a Part of my Life'Who They Are and What They Do
Chapter 8: Transitions and New Understandings: How Genetics Has Transformed My Life
Chapter 9: Genomics to Society
Chapter 10: Genomics to Society'Spirituality and Religious Traditions
Chapter 11: My Hopes and Fears: How I Feel About Genetic Research
Chapter 12: Braving New Frontiers: What is My Future with My Genetic Condition?
Chapter 13: Integration of Genomics to Improve Health
Chapter 14: Resources for Health Care Professionals and Consumers
Addendum: NCHPEG Competencies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 411
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition