Explains how to perform beginning genetic assessments, including the development of a three-generation pedigree for identification of genetic risks.
Focuses on the genetic factors influencing the most common health problems.
Organizes disorders using a lifespan approach.
Features content on clinical disorders, genetic testing, ethics, genetic discrimination, and the roles of healthcare professionals
Uses a consistent organization in every chapter that includes case presentations, clinical manifestations/assessment findings, interpretation of laboratory data, risks, potential complications, and nursing care needs.
Integrates online resources including National Human Genome Research Institute, Science Behind the News, and Genetest to help visualize the content.