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Clinical practice on the horizon: personalized medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23222027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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With the advent of the human genome project, we have never known so much about the uniqueness of individuals. Personalized medicine is poised to use this genetic and genomic information along with the impact of environment and clinical presentation to provide healthcare from an individual perspective. This offers the opportunity to improve our ability to diagnose and predict disease, provide earlier intervention, identify new treatment regimens, and address the safety and efficacy of drug use. The impact of personalized medicine to our current model of healthcare delivery is tremendous, and although strides have been made, there are still challenges and barriers to overcome before personalized medicine can be fully implemented. Advanced practice nurses may not be fully aware of the personalized medicine initiative or may not be well versed on genetic and genomic content, which is a key concept of personalized medicine. The role of advanced practice nurses is an integral part of the healthcare system, and as such, they are poised to be key providers and contributors to personalized medicine. The personalized medicine initiative is discussed along with examples of genetic and genomic information that lend to our understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, as well as the role and responsibilities of advanced practice nurses. Resources for personalized medicine and genetic and genomic content are provided.
Authors:
Katherine Chadwell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nurse specialist CNS     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1538-9782     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurse Spec     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709115     Medline TA:  Clin Nurse Spec     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-43     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Author Affiliation: Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami.
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