The 6 new articles in the January 31, 2008 OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing's
topic, First Genetics, Now Genomics: What Do Nurses Need to Know?
provide valuable information about your responsibilities to help your patients access health care that meets their needs by integrating the most up-to-date discoveries. The articles discuss partnerships to prepare the practicing nurse to offer clinical care that integrates genetic and genomic information; the value of the nurse’s perspective in designing service delivery models that promote the safe, efficient, and effective utilization of genetic/genomic information in care decisions; enzyme replacement therapy; ethical issues related to genomics encountered throughout the life continuum and around the world; ethno-cultural beliefs and practices for utilization of genomic-based care; and resources available to arm nurses with information to learn about and teach genetics.
ANA members have the first opportunity to access the most recent OJIN topic. When each new OJIN topic is posted, the previous topic becomes available to non-members. The September 30, 2007 topic, The Value of RNs: How Can We Communicate our Economic Worth? is now accessible to all readers.