Human Genetics in Nursing

by Suresh Kumar Sharma

The book "Human Genetics in Nursing" emphasises on the basics of genetics and genetic health care for every nurse and specialist. Human Genome Project is the major spotlight, which has changed way disease treatment is approached but also more importantly, how nurses look at health promotion and health maintenance. Good health is linked with proper gene function. Improper gene functions result in disease or an increased risk of disease. Diseases are traditional genetic disorders and complex disease such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and several kinds of cancer. This book has six different chapters. It includes most of the current genomic empirical evidences to help the nurses and nursing students to learn current genomic advancements in testing, counselling, and treatment of genetic disorders. All diseases have a genetic component. Identification of hereditary, familial, environmental, and lifestyle characteristics that increase family members’ risk of disease and promotion of behaviors that reduce such risks are necessary. It is useful for enhancing the knowledge of nurses about genetics and also helpful in understanding the genetic foundation of the different diseases. Chapters include emerging paradigm of genetics in nursing, maternal and prenatal genetics, neonatal, and children testing or screening, services related to genetics, and genetic conditions of adolescents and adults.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sharma Suresh Kumar College of Nursing, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
CON, AIIMS, Rishikesh
ISBN 9788184481303
Speciality Genetics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10365
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 181
Book Type Textbook


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