Obtaining and communicating information about genetics and genomics
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Obtaining and communicating information about genetics and genomics

Susan Fairgrieve Principal genetic counsellor, Northern Genetics Service, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sharon McDonnell Principal genetic counsellor, Northern Genetics Service, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne

This is the eighth article in a series looking at how nurses can develop competence in genetics and genomics health care. The article explores the many ways in which nurses can acquire up to date and accurate genetic and genomic information, with the intention of improving their knowledge base. It enables nurses to discover the best ways of giving specific and complex information to patients and colleagues effectively and using straightforward language.

Nursing Standard. 28, 15,37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.12.28.15.37.e7465

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 19 December 2012

Accepted: 14 June 2013