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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...

Nobody’s child

07 March 2006

Nursing Standard


Babies who have been abandoned at birth face a lifetime of uncertainty about who they are and which diseases they might be prone to. Mothers who abandon them have to...

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...

Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care

11 July 2018

Primary Health Care


Inherited cardiac conditions are a leading cause of sudden death in those under 40. A thorough family history taken in the primary care setting will enable early...