Human Genetics in Nursing

by Suresh K Sharma

This book "Human Genetics in Nursing" offers the basics of genetics and genetic health care for the practice of every nurse and specialist. The genetic knowledge obtained from the Human Genome Project has changed not only the way disease treatment is approached but also more importantly, how nurses look at health promotion and health maintenance. DNA is at the centre of the state of our health. We now know that good health is associated with gene functioning properly and if genes are not functioning properly, disease or an increased risk for disease can result. This includes not only the traditional genetic disorders but also common complex disease such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several kinds of cancer. The knowledge gained from human genome research has and will have a profound impact on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders and complex diseases. New edition of the book conventionally means addition. The new edition of this book is based on current syllabus prescribed by Indian Nursing Council for graduate and postgraduate nursing students. This has included 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. In this edition of book is presenting role of nurses in all the discussions and I assure that this edition will fulfil the needs of undergraduate as well as postgraduate nursing students. I hope this book will serve all above said purposes for nursing students and practicing nurses.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sharma Suresh K Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
ISBN 9788184488128
Speciality Genetics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11051
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2010
Pages 370
Book Type Textbook


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