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More than just science: one family’s story of a chromosome translocation diagnosis

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing

Genetics

Across the UK, there is a network of NHS genetic services to which families may be referred for a number of reasons, for example because of a family history of...

More than just science: one family’s story of a chromosome translocation diagnosis

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing

General

Across the UK, there is a network of NHS genetic services to which families may be referred for a number of reasons, for example because of a family history of...

Screening for familial cases of colorectal cancer: a new practice environment

01 May 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

While approximately 80 per cent of patients with colorectal cancer have sporadic disease, the remaining 20 per cent appear to have a genetic or familial component to...

Hereditary breast cancer: an overview

01 July 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Now that the Human Genome Project has mapped the entire sequence of human DNA, knowledge of which mutated genes are involved in which cancers is expected to...

Utility and limitations of genetic testing and information

12 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article introduces some of the issues involved in genetic testing and information, particularly the utility and limitations of such testing. Psychosocial and...

Genetic counselling for those at risk from familial gastric cancer

01 September 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Gastric cancer usually affects people over 60 and carries a poor prognosis because diagnosis typically occurs at an advanced stage. Recently, researchers have found...

Identifying familial cancer risk

01 October 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This article looks at how the biological aspects of cancer as a genetic disease can be applied to clinical practice. The main aspects of genetic cancer risk are...

Tailoring genetic information and services to clients’culture, knowledge and language level

27 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses approaches to dealing with transcultural care. Patient treatment can be improved by considering various cultural differences, establishing...

Identifying clients who might benefit from genetic services and information

14 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is the first in a series of seven which examine competence standards for nurses, midwives and health visitors in relation to genetics. The author...

Genetics: examining your competency of practice on a regular basis

04 December 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...