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

  title={Assessing Ethnicity in Preconception Counseling: Genetics—What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know},
  author={Quannetta T. Edwards and D. Seibert and C. Macri and C. Covington and J. Tilghman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  • Quannetta T. Edwards, D. Seibert, +2 authors J. Tilghman
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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