Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice

Agnes Masny | Jean Jenkins | Kathleen Calzone
9781890504915
Oncology Nursing Society
2010
346
Softcover

Overview

The demand for oncology nurses who are knowledgeable and competent in genetic and genomic applications that impact practice has risen dramatically as new discoveries in the field influenced the fundamental understanding of cancer development, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice broadens the topic of genetics from a discussion of risk assessment to encompass such issues as cancer biology, clinical applications of genetic study, and the scope of oncology nursing practice. You’ll find updated information on cancer genetic risk assessment and new topics such as pharmacogenomics (including a history and recent discoveries), targeted therapies, nursing credentialing in cancer genetics, multicultural considerations in providing genetic and genomic cancer care, and much more. In addition to cancer genetic risk assessment, education, and management, sections feature the fundamental principles of genetic and genomic oncology nursing; ethical, legal, and social issues (including direct-to-consumer marketing and testing of children); professional practice issues, including the “Genetic and Genomic Competencies and Recommendations for Education”; as well as a new listing of resources and an expanded glossary.

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