Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care / Edition 1

Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care / Edition 1

by Theresa A. Beery, M. Linda Workman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803624883

ISBN-13: 9780803624887

Pub. Date: 12/22/2011

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award

Build the foundation you need to understand the science of genetics and its growing role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. Two experts in the field present the biological, psychological, and social implications of genetic influences in health care in an easy-to-read

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Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award

Build the foundation you need to understand the science of genetics and its growing role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. Two experts in the field present the biological, psychological, and social implications of genetic influences in health care in an easy-to-read and -understand style.

Inside, you’ll find the thorough coverage and clinical examples you need to understand the basis of genetic inheritance, the influence of somatic and germline mutations, the multifactorial relationship of gene-environment interactions, and the foundation of ethical behavior in providing comprehensive genetic nursing care. It’s perfect for both stand-alone courses or integrated into courses across the curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803624887
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
143,705
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Concepts from Molecular Genetics
    1. DNA Structure and Function
    2. Protein Synthesis
    3. Genetic Influences on Cell Growth, Cell Differentiation, and Gametogenesis


  2. Gene Expression
    1. Patterns of Inheritance
    2. Chromosomal and Mitochondrial Inheritance and Disorders
    3. Family History and Pedigree Construction
    4. Congenital Anomalies, Basic Dysmorphology, and Genetic Assessment


  3. Genomic Health Problems Across the Lifespan
    1. Enzyme and Collagen Disorders
    2. Common Childhood-Onset Genetic Disorders
    3. Common Adult-Onset Genetic Disorders


  4. Genomic Influences on Selected Complex Health Problems
    1. Cardiovascular Disorders
    2. The Genetics of Cancer
    3. Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders


  5. Genomics and Disease Management
    1. Genetic and Genomic Testing
    2. Assessing Genomic Variation in Drug Response
    3. Health Professionals and Genomic Care


  6. Global Genomic Issues
    1. Financial, Legal, Ethical, and Social Considerations
    2. Genetic and Genomic Variation


  7. Appendices
    1. Genetic Competencies Identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    2. Core Competencies from the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)
    3. Essentials for Genetic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies, Curricula Guideline, and Outcome Indicators, 2nd Edition
    4. Genetic Organizations and Support Groups
    5. Selected Educational Websites




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