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Identifying individuals who might benefit from genetic services and information

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This week Chris Jacobs discusses the second in a series of articles on genetics, focusing on competency 1 of the revised framework for genetics/genomics for nurses. COMPETENCY 1 forms a crucial component of a comprehensive and systematic nursing assessment that takes account of genetic factors.

You can find the full article here, but to whet your taste buds, here’s a quick introduction to the piece: “This article focuses on competency 1 of the revised framework for genetics/genomics for nurses. The authors discuss the importance of nurses identifying individuals who may benefit from genetic services. Recording a family history and drawing a family tree are useful skills that will help to identify these individuals and inform the healthcare team. The article explains when to refer individuals to genetic services and what they may expect from these referrals.”

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