Genetics in Clinical Practice: New Directions for Nursing and Health Care

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1998 - 300 páginas
Provides a clear explanation of the emerging science of genetics and the role it plays in health care. Clarifies the Human Genome Project and new genetic technologies, and covers cancer genes, inheritance patterns, patient counseling, and ethical, legal, and social implications, focusing on the role
 

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H A P T E R
1
Genetics and Health Care
15
H A P T E R 3
27
and Disease
41
Interpreting Patterns
65
H A P T E R 4
71
Offering Genetic Information and Testing
82
Nursing Participation in Management
94
Fragile X Syndrome
165
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
171
The Genetic Basis of Cancer
177
CancerRisk Assessment
193
Genetic Susceptibility Testing
203
Disclosure of Research Findings
216
The Relevance of Ethics
222
Genetic Services and Gene Therapy
234

Genetic Health History
102
H A P T E R 5
109
Preconception Counseling
136
FollowUp After a Genetic
142
Current Guidelines for Presymptomatic
155
Autonomy in Decision Making
246
Assessment of Anticipated Benefits
250
Afterword
263
Reflection
283
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