Identification and education of persons with a hereditary predisposition to malignancy
Nurses should be prepared to deal with the ramifications of genetic testing, particularly regarding patients who may be identified as having hereditary cancer syndrome. Genetic testing is making identification of these individuals increasingly easier, so nurses will be called on to provide support and patient education. Nurses must assess the proper way to inform these patients of their genetic susceptibility and the pros and cons of genetic tests. Psychosocial and ethical issues must also be considered in determining the proper use of genetic testing.
Publication Name: The Nurse Practitioner
Surfing the internet. (the benefits of electronic networking to ohs practitioners)
Organisations are increasingly connecting to wide area networks (WANS) and local area networks (LANS), and the Internet is now available to all. OHS practitioners can gain information via the Internet and there are many Specific Professionals forums and World Wide Webb (WWW) Home pages, with many familiar organisations such as the HSE offering information.
Publication Name: Occupational Safety & Health
- Abstracts: Smoking and its effects on maternal body composition in late pregnancy. Effect of one year residence in Antarctica on bone mineral metabolism and body composition
- Abstracts: Folic acid and food fortification: implications for the primary care practitioner
- Abstracts: Clinical recognition and management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. part 2 Legal and practical impact of clinical practice guidelines on nursing and medical practice
- Abstracts: Domestic violence: clinical and personal perspectives. Clinical and laboratory assessment of male infertility
- Abstracts: A model approach to care of a patient with alcohol problems. Doubtful demons: Many people who are abused as children go on to have alcohol problems