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Genetics and Genomics for Nursing

ISBN-10: 0132174073
ISBN-13: 9780132174077
Edition: 2013
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Description: GENETICS AND GENOMICS FOR NURSING brings together the genetics and genomics knowledge nurses need to provide safe and effective care in today's "genomic era." It teaches through small, modular units, each with pretests, section quizzes, and  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

GENETICS AND GENOMICS FOR NURSING brings together the genetics and genomics knowledge nurses need to provide safe and effective care in today's "genomic era." It teaches through small, modular units, each with pretests, section quizzes, and post-tests. Answers are provided to help students check their knowledge, and Emerging Evidence and Critical Thinking checkpoints encourage them to apply it. The text first places modern genetics in context, introduces its essential principles, and outlines its deep ethical, legal, social, and public policy implications. Next, readers learn how to take family genetic histories and assess risks; utilize immunogenetics and cancer genetics in cancer prevention and treatment; apply genetics in public health promotion; recognize the role of genes in psychiatric illnesses and in aging; and much more.

Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN, is nationally and internationally known for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for the care of the neonate and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. Dr. Kenner holds many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organizations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.

Judith A. Lewis (Ph.D., University of Michigan) retired in 2008 from Governors State University, where she served as Professor and Chair of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health. A licensed psychologist in Illinois, she is a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. She is co-author of MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS, Fifth Edition; COMMUNITY COUNSELING: EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, Third Edition; and SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fifth Edition (all Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning).

Back to the Basics
Genetics and Genomics: Definitions and Trends
Essential Competencies in Genetics and Genomics
Family Context of Clinical Genetics
Basic Genetic Concepts
Genes & Chromosomes; Meiosis and Mitosis
Aneuploidy
Mosiacism
Mendelian Inheritance
Genetics and Fetal Development
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications of the Human Genome Project
Prenatal Testing/Screening
Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing: Ethical Considerations
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Legislation
Assessment
Family History Tool
Risk Assessment.
Cancer Genetics
Immunogenetics
Cancer Genetics
Public Health Genetics
Impact of Environment on Health: Interaction with Genes
Common Diseases with Genetic Linkages
Psychiatric Disorders
Bipolar Disease and Genetic Linkages.
Depression and Genetic Linkages
Addictive Behaviors and Genetic Linkages
Autism
Special Topics
Pharmacogenomics
Genetics and Aging
Resources
Glossary
Abbreviations
Index

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