Laura M. Gunder McClary
Jones – Bartlett Learning; 1st edition
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