Fast Facts on Genetics and Genomics for Nurses: Practical Applications (Paperback)
Takes the fear out of learning about genetics and genomics for the nursing professional
With its focus on the basics of genetics and genomics in nursing practice, this Fast Facts resource is the first to fill the content gap in this important area. Its streamlined format--featuring bulleted, step-by-step information and brief paragraphs--disseminates key content that is presented simply and understandably. The book examines how genetics impacts families and the care they need, and provides nurses with the genomic knowledge to advocate for personalized patient and family care, and to improve patient outcomes.
Following a discussion of the science and foundations of genetics and genomics, this resource addresses their impact on patient care and application in nursing practice. It covers the relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, and selection and monitoring of treatment. Case studies demonstrate how genomic concepts are applied in practice, and underscore their implications for patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, and autoimmune deficiencies. End of chapter questions are designed to assess knowledge. Also included are online resources that examine the latest genetic/genomic advancements and their impact on nursing.
- Simplifies difficult concepts for ease of understanding
- Explains the difference between genetic testing and genetic screening
- Discusses ethical, legal, and social concerns specific to genetics and genomics
- Describes the application of genetics and genomics in healthcare
- Explains how knowledge of genetics and genomics can guide healthcare decisions
- Helps nurse educators teach genomic content
- Educates nurses in using genetic advances to improve patient outcomes