Genomic essentials for graduate level nurses by Edited, Diane C. Seibert, Quannetta T. Edwards, Ann H.

By Edited, Diane C. Seibert, Quannetta T. Edwards, Ann H. Maradiegue, Susan T. Tinley

The aim of this ebook is to enhance the genomic competency of nurses ready on the graduate point. The extra educated graduate point nurses are concerning the speedily evolving box of genomics, the much more likely they're to use it on the element of care, and the extra ready they are going to be to interact in conversations approximately how, whilst and the place genomic applied sciences can be utilized in healthcare systems.


Designed as either a nursing reference and direction textual content, this ebook offers genetics and genomic necessities in particular for graduate-level nurses. initial chapters disguise the fundamentals of genetics, Read more...

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Eds. 1993–2014) GeneReviews® Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle). Gene Reviews® The overarching goal of applying genomic knowledge to healthcare is to improve health outcomes. This can be accomplished by identifying high-risk individuals, understanding the interaction of environment with genetic make-up, and applying this knowledge to better manage or prevent disease. Each of the following chapters provides more in-depth coverage of what is known and yet to be learned related to single gene disorders, isolated birth defects, specific common complex disorders, and pharmacogenomics.

Risk Assessment Identifying potential health threats and determining the disease probability influenced by genomic, familial, behavioral, and environmental determinates enabling personalized care. Risk Communication Discussing quantitatively and qualitatively the probability of a disease event occurring and the strategies available to ameliorate the disease. This is an interactive process of sharing risk and benefit information in order for individuals, families, and communities to make informed decisions.

Recognizing an AD disorder within a family may be complicated because of factors such as nonpenetrance, variable expressivity, or the emergence of a new (de novo) mutation in the family. Some genes have more than one allele that is dominant. If an individual happens to inherit two different dominant alleles, one from each parent the alleles are said to be codominant and both are expressed. 14). Both A and B are dominant, whereas O is recessive. If an individual inherits both an A allele and a B allele, he will have AB blood type with both alleles being expressed.

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