Providing nursing care and support to individuals and families with genetic/genomic healthcare needs
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Providing nursing care and support to individuals and families with genetic/genomic healthcare needs

Maggie Kirk Professor of genetics education, Genomics Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd
Martine Marshallsay Assistant head of nursing, Learning Disabilities Directorate, Abertawe BroMorgannwg University Health Board, Swansea

This is the final article in a series looking at how nurses can develop confidence and competence in genetics and genomics health care. This article focuses on the role of the nurse in providing ongoing care and support for families affected by genetics and/or genomics issues.

Nursing Standard. 28, 16,39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.12.28.16.39.e7470

Received: 19 December 2012

Accepted: 31 May 2013

Published in print: 18 December 2013

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review