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Identifying individuals who might benefit from genetic services and information

30 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the second in a series of articles on genetics. This article focuses on competency 1 of the revised framework for genetics/genomics for nurses. The authors...

Utility and limitations of genetic/genomic information and testing

27 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Introduction to genetics and genomics:a revised framework for nurses

23 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The genetics education framework for nurses first published in 2003 has been revised to reflect advances in genomic research and technology and its implications for...

The role of genetic/genomic factors in health, illness and care provision

20 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the fifth in a series of articles on genetics. This article focuses on the science that informs health care and explains how genetics (the study of...

Understanding pharmacogenomic testing and its role in medicine prescribing

11 June 2020

Nursing Standard


When making prescribing decisions, it is important for healthcare professionals to remember that individual patients may respond differently to medicines. For...

Understanding the role of genomics in nursing practice

21 November 2022

Nursing Standard

Ethical issues

Genomic testing can support the identification of abnormalities and developmental changes in patients’ genes. Advances in technology and national infrastructure have...

Supporting patients undergoing genomic testing for Lynch syndrome as part of their diagnostic cancer pathway

28 March 2024

Cancer Nursing Practice


Knowledge of genomics and genetic testing is increasingly being used to inform cancer diagnosis, prognosis and effective treatment, known as personalised or...

Cancer genomics: assessing nurses’ knowledge, confidence and training needs

30 April 2024

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Background Advances in genomic medicine in the NHS have had significant implications for cancer care and cancer nursing. However, it is unclear whether nurses and...