For all undergraduate nursing courses that cover genetics, genomics, and genetic medicine including courses in health assessment or maternal/pediatric nursing.
This book 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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Back to the Basics
Module 1. Genetics and Genomics: Definitions and Trends
Module 2. Essential Competencies in Genetics and Genomics
Module 3. Family Context of Clinical Genetics
Part 2: Basic Genetic Concepts
Module 4. Genes & Chromosomes; Meiosis and Mitosis
Module 5. Aneuploidy
Module 6. Mosiacism
Module 7. Mendelian Inheritance
Module 8. Genetics and Fetal Development
Part 3: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
Module 9. Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications of the Human Genome Project
Module 10. Prenatal Testing/Screening
Module 11. Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing: Ethical Considerations
Module 12. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Legislation
Part 4: Assessment
Module 13. Family History Tool
Module 14. Risk Assessment.
Part 5: Cancer Genetics
Module 15. Immunogenetics
Module 16. Cancer Genetics
Part 6: Public Health Genetics
Module 17. Impact of Environment on Health: Interaction with Genes
Module 18. Common Diseases with Genetic Linkages
Part 7: Psychiatric Disorders
Module 19. Bipolar Disease and Genetic Linkages.
Module 20. Depression and Genetic Linkages
Module 21. Addictive Behaviors and Genetic Linkages
Module 22. Autism
Part 8: Special Topics
Module 23. Pharmacogenomics
Module 24. Genetics and Aging
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