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Practical Application of Genetics in Nursing and Roles of a Nurse

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Roles of a Nurse
  • Career Focus

The need for education of nurses in genetics was expressed more than 25 years ago. Genetic services and education have been made available in the curricula of health professionals including nurses. Efforts have been made to develop a team of nursing faculty who are well prepared in genetics. These efforts are expected to substantially improve the capability of nurses to contribute more effectively in the delivery of genetic services.

Scientific knowledge in human genetics has expanded at a remarkable rate in recent decades. The application of this knowledge in the clinical situation to individuals and families affected ...

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