Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals

    A Medical Genetics Text for Nursing and Health Professionals 

    ISBN: 9781284154245 | © 2020 | 346 pages

    Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach is a concise, easy-to-read introduction to genetics and provides students and professionals the opportunity to integrate existing knowledge, skills and attitudes early on in their medical education and training. Even with limited background in genetics, students will be able to use this accelerated approach to gain a basic understanding of genetic knowledge and skills. Beginning with a review of DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes and inheritance patterns, the text brings a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease and other disorders. The text includes embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetics counseling as well as the ethical, legal and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics.

    Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach is smartly organized according to disease process. Each disease chapter covers pathophysiology and genetics, patient presentation, diagnosis, management and treatments, patient education, and associated syndromes. Overall, the text seeks to improve the students’ understanding of genetics concepts as well as their clinical skills with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
     

    Key Features:

    • Aligned to the ANA’s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies
    • Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing
    • Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension
    • Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties