Nursing in the genomic era: nurturing our genetic nature.

  title={Nursing in the genomic era: nurturing our genetic nature.},
  author={Karen E Greco},
  journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses},
  volume={12 5},
  • Karen E Greco
  • Published 2003 in
    Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy…
Now that sequencing the human genome is completed, nurses are challenged with applying this genetic information to nursing practice. Nursing has moved from the "old genetics" to the "new genetics," with the recognition that common diseases such as cancer and heart disease result from complex interactions between genetic factors and a variety of environmental exposures that trigger, accelerate, or exacerbate the disease process. The profession has moved to a model of Nurturing Our Genetic Nature… CONTINUE READING

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