The Effect of Recent Trends and Issues in Genomics on Nursing Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148411
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Recent Trends and Issues in Genomics on Nursing Practice
Abstract:
The Effect of Recent Trends and Issues in Genomics on Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Leiras-Laubach, Claudia C., MS, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Grand Valley State University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Clinical Session Presentation] The Human Genome Project (HGP) has added transparency to the link between genetic differences and the occurrence of common chronic and infectious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. With this, comes a furthering understanding of the multi-factorial causes of disease and illness. The HGP has allowed researchers worldwide to explore how and why susceptibility to environmental and occupational exposures impacts disease. Given that 100% of human disease results from interactions between genetics and the environment, it is essential that nurses be able to understand how genetics and genomics are impacting all levels of their practice.Given current trends, the traditional 3-generation pedigree fails to assess what is now known.  It is no longer feasible to just have a basic understanding of genetics (for example, distinguishing between genotype and phenotype). The HGP has opened up our world, and the applicability of the information provided by genomics needs to be the focus, if nurses are to provide the best care possible to their clients.  Issues related to risk, susceptibility and ethics exist now and are an important part of informed nursing practice. Are you prepared to discuss the results from a personal retail DNA test with your client? This presentation will highlight how recent trends, specifically the rapidly-evolving consumer genomics industry has and will continue to impact nursing practice. Specific clinical examples will be given to illustrate the crucial need for nurses to begin understanding the issues surrounding genetics and genomics and the potential impact on not only the practice of nursing, but the profession of nursing as well.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Recent Trends and Issues in Genomics on Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148411-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of Recent Trends and Issues in Genomics on Nursing Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leiras-Laubach, Claudia C., MS, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grand Valley State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leirasc@gvsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] The Human Genome Project (HGP) has added transparency to the link between genetic differences and the occurrence of common chronic and infectious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. With this, comes a furthering understanding of the multi-factorial causes of disease and illness. The HGP has allowed researchers worldwide to explore how and why susceptibility to environmental and occupational exposures impacts disease. Given that 100% of human disease results from interactions between genetics and the environment, it is essential that nurses be able to understand how genetics and genomics are impacting all levels of their practice.Given current trends, the traditional 3-generation pedigree fails to assess what is now known.&nbsp; It is no longer feasible to just have a basic understanding of genetics (for example, distinguishing between genotype and phenotype). The HGP has opened up our world, and the applicability of the information provided by genomics needs to be the focus, if nurses are to provide the best care possible to their clients.&nbsp; Issues related to risk, susceptibility and ethics exist now and are an important part of informed nursing practice. Are you prepared to discuss the results from a personal retail DNA test with your client? This presentation will highlight how recent trends, specifically the rapidly-evolving consumer genomics industry has and will continue to impact nursing practice. Specific clinical examples will be given to illustrate the crucial need for nurses to begin understanding the issues surrounding genetics and genomics and the potential impact on not only the practice of nursing, but the profession of nursing as well.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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