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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals

Author(s): Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, Director of Research and Faculty Development, Georgia Health Sciences University, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University-Orlando, Founder, Guardian Health Partners, LLC
  • ISBN-13: 9781284154245
  • Paperback    350 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 9/1/2018
Price: $79.95 US List
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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals is a concise introduction to genetics clinically applicable to nursing students as well as students in other healthcare professions. The text employs an accelerated approach to understanding the fundamentals of genetics, even those with limited knowledge on the topic will find this a beneficial resource. The content is aligned to the ANA’s Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies and begins with a review of DNE, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes, and inheritance patterns. In addition, it takes a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease, and other disorders. Coverage of diagnostic techniques, embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetics counseling and the ethical, legal, and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics is also included.

Applicable Courses

  • Genetics & Genomics courses 
Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Diagnostic Techniques in Medical Genetics
Chapter  3  Development and Teratogenesis
Chapter  4  Prenatal Genetics
Chapter  5  Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chapter  6  Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Chapter  7  Colorectal Cancer
Chapter  8  Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chapter  9  Hemophilia
Chapter  10  Sickle Cell Disease
Chapter  11  Hemochromatosis
Chapter  12  Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter  13  Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Chapter  14  Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm with Dissection
Chapter  15  Hereditary Cardiomyopathies
Chapter  16  Marfan Syndrome
Chapter  17  Polycystic Kidney Disease
Chapter  18  Neurofibromatosis
Chapter  19  Familial Malignant Melanoma
Chapter  20  Pharmacogenomics
Chapter  21  Gene Therapy
Chapter  22  Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Chapter  23  Muscular Dystrophies
Chapter  24  Genetic Disorders of Rheumatic Diseases
Chapter  25  Behavioral Health
Chapter  26  Genetic Counseling
Chapter  27  Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C-Director of Research and Faculty Development, Georgia Health Sciences University, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University-Orlando, Founder, Guardian Health Partners, LLC

Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C serves as a Director of Research and Faculty Development in the Physician Assistant Department at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). She is a three time graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, having matriculated through the Clinical Laboratory Science program, the Physician Assistant program and the Master of Health Education program.  Her entrance into healthcare began in the clinical laboratory profession in 1989 and besides her clinical experiences as a laboratorian and clinician, she has also worked as a patient educator, a medical writer, course developer and a consultant. Dr. Gunder McClary received her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She serves on faculty at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program in Orlando, Florida.  She is the founder of Guardian Health Partners, LLC  which provides medical education consulting services and primary care services through medical house calls.

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