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An historical perspective on genetic care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11380267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The outcomes of genetic research endeavors have the potential to transform health care with significant implications for both providers and consumers of clinical services. Professional and public integration of genetics knowledge is key to successful utilization of genetics information. This article will provide an overview of genetics including a historical perspective, examples of genetic health care, the nursing perspective, and ethical considerations and challenges. New scientific explanations for health, disease, responsiveness to treatment, and design of options for care may create personal and professional dilemmas. Nurses have a responsibility to become active participants in confronting the demands resulting from this new knowledge for education, practice, and policy. The purpose of this article is to provide a foundation from which the profession of nursing can build to enhance current skills and knowledge about genetics to prepare for this transformation in health care.
J F Jenkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Online journal of issues in nursing     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1091-3734     ISO Abbreviation:  Online J Issues Nurs     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-30     Completed Date:  2002-07-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806525     Medline TA:  Online J Issues Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care / trends
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Ethics, Nursing
Genetic Diseases, Inborn / nursing*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
History, 20th Century
Human Genome Project*
Nurse's Role* / history
Nursing Care / trends
Patient Education as Topic* / history,  trends
United States
Comment In:
Online J Issues Nurs. 2002;7(2):15; author reply 15   [PMID:  12075610 ]

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