Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

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REFRESH YOUR GENETIC KNOWLEDGE AND ENHANCE YOUR PATIENT CARE

We now know that genetic factors can cause disease or affect an individual's susceptibility or resistance to disorders and even to treatment. To provide the best nursing care, it is therefore essential that practitioners and students have a basic knowledge of the science of genetics and how it affects the major areas of nursing expertise.

To address this need, Dr. Felissa Lashley has created this essentials guide specifically for nurses. From genetic factors and trends affecting health care today, to the more complex discussions of human variation, every genetic topic critical to the practice of nursing and nursing education is covered, including:

  • Prevention of Genetic Disease
  • Genetic Testing and Treatment
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Trends, Policies, and Social and Ethical Issues

Each chapter examines how genetic information influences treatment and management and is intended to further the development of a nurse's genetic eye in the daily care of patients.

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Reviewer: Cynthia Lea, RN (Peyton Manning Children's Hospital)
Description: This book details ways to incorporate genetics into a nursing curriculum. It is wisely divided into two sections, one that covers the concepts basic to genetics and one that demonstrates practical ideas for integrating the subject into nursing curricula.
Purpose: With the increased knowledge of genetics and genomics, the author notes that it is important to have clinicians competent in these subjects and this must begin in nursing education programs.
Audience: This book is written for a very broad audience. Faculty can use the book to incorporate the subject into the curricula. Students will be able to use it throughout their nursing education, enabling them to see how to apply genetics to the area they are studying. Clinical staff nurses will find the book useful for the application of genetics in patient care and education of families. The author is one of nursing's leading authorizes in the field and easily accomplishes her task.
Features: The book is well organized, making it easy to read and follow concepts. The material on assessing patients covers the life span and physiologic system, giving nurses the tools they need to start looking at their clients with genetics in mind. Other helpful features include case studies that provide examples of concepts, client teaching, important points to consider, diagrams for easier understanding of difficult content, key points for review, and a well-done glossary. One of the greatest assets is the section of useful web sites, organizations, and services for genetic conditions.
Assessment: This engaging and informative book demonstrates the importance of genetics and genomics across the life span and in multiple disease processes.
Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Cynthia Lea, RN (Peyton Manning Children's Hospital)
Description: This book details ways to incorporate genetics into a nursing curriculum. It is wisely divided into two sections, one that covers the concepts basic to genetics and one that demonstrates practical ideas for integrating the subject into nursing curricula.
Purpose: With the increased knowledge of genetics and genomics, the author notes that it is important to have clinicians competent in these subjects and this must begin in nursing education programs.
Audience: This book is written for a very broad audience. Faculty can use the book to incorporate the subject into the curricula. Students will be able to use it throughout their nursing education, enabling them to see how to apply genetics to the area they are studying. Clinical staff nurses will find the book useful for the application of genetics in patient care and education of families. The author is one of nursing's leading authorizes in the field and easily accomplishes her task.
Features: The book is well organized, making it easy to read and follow concepts. The material on assessing patients covers the life span and physiologic system, giving nurses the tools they need to start looking at their clients with genetics in mind. Other helpful features include case studies that provide examples of concepts, client teaching, important points to consider, diagrams for easier understanding of difficult content, key points for review, and a well-done glossary. One of the greatest assets is the section of useful web sites, organizations, and services for genetic conditions.
Assessment: This engaging and informative book demonstrates the importance of genetics and genomics across the life span and in multiple disease processes.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Cynthia Lea, RN(Peyton Manning Children's Hospital)
Description: This book details ways to incorporate genetics into a nursing curriculum. It is wisely divided into two sections, one that covers the concepts basic to genetics and one that demonstrates practical ideas for integrating the subject into nursing curricula.
Purpose: With the increased knowledge of genetics and genomics, the author notes that it is important to have clinicians competent in these subjects and this must begin in nursing education programs.
Audience: This book is written for a very broad audience. Faculty can use the book to incorporate the subject into the curricula. Students will be able to use it throughout their nursing education, enabling them to see how to apply genetics to the area they are studying. Clinical staff nurses will find the book useful for the application of genetics in patient care and education of families. The author is one of nursing's leading authorizes in the field and easily accomplishes her task.
Features: The book is well organized, making it easy to read and follow concepts. The material on assessing patients covers the life span and physiologic system, giving nurses the tools they need to start looking at their clients with genetics in mind. Other helpful features include case studies that provide examples of concepts, client teaching, important points to consider, diagrams for easier understanding of difficult content, key points for review, and a well-done glossary. One of the greatest assets is the section of useful web sites, organizations, and services for genetic conditions.
Assessment: This engaging and informative book demonstrates the importance of genetics and genomics across the life span and in multiple disease processes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826102225
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/4/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Felissa R. Lashley, RN, PhD, ACRN, FAAN, FACMG, is Dean and Professor, College of Nursing at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that she was Dean and Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University, Springfield. Dr. Lashley is certified as a PhD Medical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, the first nurse to be so certified, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.

Dr. Lashley has authored more than 300 publications, including three editions of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, the first two editions of which received Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing. Other books have also received AJN Bookof the Year Awards, including The Person with AIDS: Nursing Perspectives (Durham and Cohen, editors), Women, Children, and HIV/AIDS (Cohen and Durham, editors), and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues (Lashley and Durham, editors). Tuberculosis: A Sourcebook for Nursing Practice (Cohen and Durham, editors) received the Book of the Year award from Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Lashley has received several million dollars in external research funding and has served as a member of the charter AIDS Research Review Committee, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Lashley has been a distinguished lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau International, and served as Associate Editor of Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and received an Exxon Eduation Foundation Innovation Award for her article on integrating genetics into community college nursing curricula. She is a member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, and the American Society of Human Genetics. She is a member of the steering committee of the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. She served as President of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board and received the 2000 Nurse Researcher Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, the 2001 SAGE Award by the Illinois Nurse Leadership Institute for outstanding mentorship, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Illinois State University, who inducted her into their College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2005. She served as a member of the PKU Consensus Development Panel, National Institutes of Health. She was selected as a Woman of Excellence by the New Jersey Women in AIDS Network in March 2005. Dr. Lashley serves as a board member at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface

    Section One: The Basics

  2. Genomics in Health Care
  3. Basic and Molecular Concepts in Biology
  4. Human Diversity and Variation: We are Not all Genetically Identical
  5. Types of Genetic Disorders, Influences on Chromosome and Gene Action and Inheritance Modes
  6. Prevention, Genetic Testing, and Treatment of Genetic Disease
  7. Section Two: The Integration of Genetics into Nursing Courses and Curricula

  8. The Application of Genomics to Pharmacology
  9. Assessing Patients with a Genetic "Eye": Histories, Pedigrees, and Physical Assessments
  10. Maternal-Child Nursing: Obstetrics
  11. Maternal-Child Nursing: Pediatrics
  12. Adult Health and Illness and Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  14. Community and Public Health Nursing and Genomics
  15. Trends, Social Policies and Ethical Issues in Genomics

References

Further Reading

Appendix A: Useful Genetic Web Sites for Professional Information

Appendix B: Organizations and Groups With Web Sites That Provide Information, Products, and Services for Genetic Conditions

Glossary

Index

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