Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care

Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care


By (author) Theresa A. Beery, By (author) M. Linda Workman

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  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 231mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 22 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Pennsylvania
  • ISBN 10: 0803624883
  • ISBN 13: 9780803624887
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,203,847

Product description

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. It includes information on how to perform beginning genetic assessments, including the development of a three generation pedigree for identification of genetic risks. It focuses on the genetic factors influencing the most common health problems. It organizes disorders using a lifespan approach. It integrates online resources including National Human Genome Research Institute, Science Behind the News, and Genetest to help visualize the content. It features content on clinical disorders, genetic testing, ethics, genetic discrimination, and the roles of healthcare professionals. It uses a consistent organization in every chapter that includes case presentations, clinical manifestations/assessment findings, interpretation of laboratory data, risks, potential complications, and nursing care needs.

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Table of contents

Basic Concepts from Molecular Genetics1.DNA Structure and Function; Protein Synthesis; Genetic Influences on Cell Growth, Cell Differentiation, and Gametogenesis; Gene Expression4.Patterns of Inheritance; Chromosomal and Mitochondrial Inheritance and Disorders; Family History and Pedigree Construction; Congenital Anomalies, Basic Dysmorphology, and Genetic Assessment; Genomic Health Problems Across the Lifespan8.Enzyme and Collagen Disorders; Common Childhood-Onset Genetic Disorders; Common Adult-Onset Genetic Disorders; Genomic Influences on Selected Complex Health Problems; Cardiovascular Disorders; The Genetics of Cancer; Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders; Genomics and Disease Management.