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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals
An Interprofessional Approach

Author(s): Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, Founder, Guardian Health Partners, LLC
  • ISBN-13: 9781284154245
  • Paperback    346 pages      © 2020
Price: $79.95 US List
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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach 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 DNA, 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.

Key Features:

  • Aligned to the ANA’s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies
  • Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing
  • Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension
  • Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties

Applicable Courses

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

Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C-Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, 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 August University in Augusta, Georgia  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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