Assessing Ethnicity in Preconception Counseling: Genetics—What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know

@article{Edwards2004AssessingEI,
  title={Assessing Ethnicity in Preconception Counseling: Genetics—What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know},
  author={Quannetta T. Edwards and Diane C. Seibert and Charles J. Macri and Caroline Harris Covington and Joan S Tilghman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={472–480}
}
Purpose To define and discuss five genetic disorders Tay‐Sachs, sickle cell anemia, Canavan's dis‐ease, thalassemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF)—and to explain the importance of the nurse practitioner's (NP's) assessment of clients' ethnicity during preconception counseling, which should address these genetic conditions. Data Sources Review of literature from professional journals, professional organizations' Web sites, guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the… 
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