Genetics: examining your competency of practice on a regular basis
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Genetics: examining your competency of practice on a regular basis

Caroline Benjamin Guild senior research fellow and honorary senior research fellow, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Jan Birch Principal genetic counsellor, Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Genetics Service and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Aoife Bradley Lead genetic nurse counsellor, Northern Ireland Regional Genetic Counselling Service, Belfast City Hospital
Gail Mannion Lead/consultant genetic counsellor, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

This is the seventh article in a series examining how nurses can develop confidence and competence in genetics and genomics health care. This article focuses on identifying the nurse’s awareness of genetic and genomic issues and the effect this has on his or her practice. It considers the importance of reflection in recognising these issues as well as areas where professional development in genetics and genomics may be beneficial.

Nursing Standard. 28, 14,37-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.12.28.14.37.e7502

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 24 December 2012

Accepted: 31 May 2013