Utility and limitations of genetic/genomic information and testing
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Utility and limitations of genetic/genomic information and testing

Heather Skirton Professor of applied health genetics, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Plymouth
Leigh Jackson Postdoctoral research fellow, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Plymouth

This is the sixth article in a series exploring genetics and genomics health care. The focus of this article is how to apply knowledge and understanding of the utility and limitations of genetic and genomic information and testing to underpin care and support for individuals and families before, during and after decision making. This is essential to ensure that nurses can confidently provide genetics and genomics health care.

Nursing Standard. 28, 13,45-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.13.45.e7494

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 12 December 2012

Accepted: 16 July 2013