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Genetics and learning disability practice: is it part of your role?

01 September 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

In her work as a learning disability nurse, Sarah had become aware that parents of people with learning disabilities were increasingly asking her about their family...

Genetics -The wider impact

01 April 1998

Learning Disability Practice


THE 20th CENTURY'S rapid develop- ments in the understanding of genetic information has led to a significant shift: towards seeing genetics as a key explanation of...

The ‘new genetics’ and nursing: what does it have to do with me?

26 January 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent developments in genetics mean that this previously specialised subject is now essential knowledge for all nurses. Heather Skirton and Christine Patch describe...

Genetics and disease

28 April 1999

Nursing Standard


This article describes the fundamentals of genetics and its influence on the transmission of disease.

Implications of genetic screening for the risk of breast cancer

08 July 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Specialist cancer genetics services and genetic counselling provide eligible individuals with information about their risk of developing cancer based on an...

Genetics: Overview and issues in child health

01 July 2004

Paediatric Nursing


When the normal growth and development of a child fails it can cause major developmental and clinical problems. It is important that nurses understand the rationale...

Familial hypercholesterolaemia: clinical features and management

03 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK, for which hypercholesterolaemia is a risk factor. This article concentrates on the...

An overview of education and ‘new genetics’

28 March 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Research and development in the field of genetics and the Human Genome Project will have a major impact on the future of health care and the services on offer for...

International collaboration in genetic nursing

16 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Collaboration across national borders presents unique challenges and opportunities. A desire to expand your understanding of healthcare issues, and a willingness to...

Providing patients with information on pharmacogenetic testing

28 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the key issues to be considered before recommending the use of pharmacogenetic tests, which may predict a patient’s response to a particular...