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35. First Genetics, Now Genomics: What Do Nurses Need to Know?

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This topic provides valuable information about your responsibilities to help your patients access health care that meets their needs by integrating the most up-to-date discoveries. These articles discuss partnerships to prepare the practicing nurse to offer clinical care that integrates genetic and genomic information; the value of the nurse’s perspective in designing service delivery models that promote the safe, efficient, and effective utilization of genetic/genomic information in care decisions; enzyme replacement therapy; ethical issues related to genomics encountered throughout the life continuum and around the world; ethno-cultural beliefs and practices for utilization of genomic-based care; and resources available to arm nurses with information to learn about and teach genetics.

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