Essential genetic and genomic nursing competencies for the oncology nurse.

, National HumanGenome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
Seminars in Oncology Nursing 02/2011; 27(1):64-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2010.11.008
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ABSTRACT To review the opportunities and possibilities for advancing oncology nursing competencies in genetic/genomics through the illustration of case scenarios in clinical care.
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Oncology nurses have the potential to influence whether or not cutting edge research discoveries are utilized at the bedside. Clinical integration of genetic/genomic information has the potential to optimize health outcomes and lengthen patient lives.
Oncology nurses need to include genetics/genomics in their practice in order to impact quality patient care today and for the future.

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