Genetics and Primary Care: An Introductory Guide

Genetics and Primary Care An Introductory Guide Increasingly primary care professionals are faced with challenges in dealing with patients who have been affected by a genetic disorder or whose family history is of concern A basic understanding of

  • Title: Genetics and Primary Care: An Introductory Guide
  • Author: Imran Rafi John Spicer
  • ISBN: 9781280929854
  • Page: 492
  • Format: ebook
  • Increasingly, primary care professionals are faced with challenges in dealing with patients who have been affected by a genetic disorder, or whose family history is of concern A basic understanding of clinical genetics and the role of the genetics centres leads to greater confidence in the management of these patients This book is an ideal introduction to the principlesIncreasingly, primary care professionals are faced with challenges in dealing with patients who have been affected by a genetic disorder, or whose family history is of concern A basic understanding of clinical genetics and the role of the genetics centres leads to greater confidence in the management of these patients This book is an ideal introduction to the principles of genetics It outlines the key influences that will affect primary care including screening programmes, the role of genetics education such as the RCGP Genetics Curriculum and national guidelines It provides information on basic clinical genetics and includes some of the common clinical genetic conditions seen in primary care, such as cystic fibrosis, breast cancer and the haemoglobinopathies It addresses some of the key ethical issues that may be faced including patient confidentiality, the ethics of reproductive genetic medicine and relevant medico legal cases The wider societal impact of genetics is also discussed An introduction to the increasing impact of genetics into primary care, this book is invaluable for every primary healthcare professional.

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