The Theory of Genetic Vulnerability: a Roy model exemplar.

  title={The Theory of Genetic Vulnerability: a Roy model exemplar.},
  author={Rebekah J. Hamilton and Barbara Bowers},
  journal={Nursing science quarterly},
  volume={20 3},
The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of adult genetic testing. Grounded theory was used to plan, guide, and analyze in-depth interviews with 29 participants. The theory of genetic vulnerability was developed and is composed of five concepts: (a) experiencing the family disease, (b) testing for a mutation, (c) fore-grounding inherited disease risk, (d) responding to knowledge of genetic vulnerability, and (e) altering or avoiding the family experience of inherited disease. Roy… CONTINUE READING

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