Nurses and the Genomic Revolution
ABSTRACT To increase nurses' genetics and genomics literacy through a series of articles focused on genomic research discoveries and their importance for nursing education, practice, policy, and research.
"Genomics for Health " is one of three themes, along with genomes to biology and genomes to society, emanating from applications of the Human Genome Project (HGP).
In this series of articles, nurse scientists who are experts in genetics and genomics sciences explain terminology, provide background information about the HGP, discuss clinical examples, and recommend changes in nursing practice, education, and research.
The HGP has already led to major changes in clinical practice, research, education, and policy, and even more dramatic changes are predicted for people throughout the world. Mastering this information is necessary for nurses globally because genomic information will ultimately pervade all of health care.
Article: Genomics.Nursing Clinics of North America 12/2013; 48(4):xiii-xiv. DOI:10.1016/j.cnur.2013.09.006 · 0.59 Impact Factor
Value in Health 11/2011; 14(7). DOI:10.1016/j.jval.2011.08.347 · 2.89 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Rapid advances in knowledge and technology related to genomics cross health care disciplines and touch almost every aspect of patient care. The ability to sequence a genome holds the promise that health care can be personalized. Health care professionals are faced with a gap in the ability to use the rapidly expanding technology and knowledge related to genomics in practice. Yet, nurses are key to bridging the gap between genomic discoveries and the human experience of illness. This article presents a case study documenting the experience of five nursing schools/colleges of nursing as they work to integrate genetics and genomics into their curricula.Nursing Clinics of North America 12/2013; 48(4):661-9. DOI:10.1016/j.cnur.2013.08.005 · 0.59 Impact Factor