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Nurses are increasingly being asked to provide information when a genetic diagnosis is made, whether to the individual patient or to members of his or her family. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to present day genetic services, to help professionals feel more confident when dealing with queries or advising where to go for further information. Comprehensive case studies are used to explain the various models of inheritance and explore the possibilities for families, following genetic diagnosis. Family history-taking, risk assessment, basic biology of chromosomes and genes, and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Nurses are increasingly being asked to provide information when a genetic diagnosis is made, whether to the individual patient or to members of his or her family. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to present day genetic services, to help professionals feel more confident when dealing with queries or advising where to go for further information. Comprehensive case studies are used to explain the various models of inheritance and explore the possibilities for families, following genetic diagnosis. Family history-taking, risk assessment, basic biology of chromosomes and genes, and laboratory techniques are all described. Issues of ethnicity and ethics are addressed. The book also discusses the development of the role of the genetic nurse counselor.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 290
  • Erscheinungstermin: Dezember 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 227mm x 153mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 435g
  • ISBN-13: 9781861564641
  • ISBN-10: 1861564643
  • Artikelnr.: 20878363
Inhaltsangabe
List of Contributors.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. The scientific and clinical discoveries which are used toprovide current patient care (Peter Farndon).

2. The Family History (Jo Haydon).

3. Basic Biology (Tessa Webb and Jo Haydon).

4. Laboratory Techniques (Eileen Roberts and SarahWarburton).

5. Risk Perception and Options Available (Jo Haydon).

6. Chromosome Disorders (Jo Haydon).

7. Autosomal Dominant Disorders - 50% Risk to Offspring (JoHaydon).

8. Autosomal Recessive Disorders - Unaffected Parents with 25% Riskto Offspring (Jo Haydon).

9. X-linked Recessive Disorders - Carrier Mothers, Affected Sons(Jo Haydon).

10. Multifactorial Inheritance - Interaction of genes andenvironment (Jo Haydon).

11. Mitochondrial Disorders - Inherited from mother by males andfemales (Jo Haydon).

12. Cancer Genetics (Lucy Burgess).

13. Ethnicity (Jo Haydon).

14. Ethical Issues (Amanda Barry).

15. Professional Development (Jo Haydon and AmandaBarry).

16. The Future (Peter Farndon).

Glossary.

Useful websites.

Subject Index.
Rezensionen
"This useful and relatively brief volume clearly sets out toinform, guide and trouble-shoot genetic services in current UKhealth-care ... .A must for all working in specialities wheregenetic issues are relevant." ( Journal of Community Nursing ,January 2009)
"Health care professionals and especially those studying for acareer in genetics will find this book a welcome addition toavailable texts." ( Journal of Tropical Pediactrics , December2008)