Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach (PDF) is a concise introduction to genetics clinically applicable to nursing students as well as students in other healthcare professions. The textbook employs an accelerated approach to understanding the fundamentals of genetics, even those with limited knowledge on the topic will find this a beneficial resource. The content is aligned to the ANA’s Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies and begins with a review of RNA, DNA, chromosomes, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns. In addition, it takes a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Every disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs, and symptoms of the disease, treatment options for the disease, surveillance recommendations, and other disorders. Coverage of diagnostic techniques, embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetic counseling and the ethical, legal, and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics is also included.
- Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing
- Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension
- Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties
- Aligned to the ANA’s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies