New edition of this award-winning text for nurses provides current knowledge on genetics of relevance to nurses. The scientific basics are explained, along with the latest research findings and implications for nursing practice.
Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville. Discusses human genetic disease including the Human Genome Project, discusses cytogenetic disorders, inherited biochemical disorders, and congenital anomalies. For nurses. Previous edition: c1984. DNLM: Genetics, Medical nurses’ instruction. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
"This is the definitive nursing text on genetics. No where else can the nurse find a more comprehensive, evidence-based source of current genetic information and nursing management of the individual with a genetic condition, which also includes ethical, legal, family, and future considerations."
– Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Graduate Programs
About the Author
Felissa R. Lashley (formerly Cohen), RN, PhD, ACRN, FACMG, FAAN, is professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an appointment she assumed in November, 2002 as well as interim director of the Nursing Center for Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases Preparedness. Immediately prior to this appointment she was professor and Dean of the School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1995-2002. She also was a clinical professor of pediatrics at the SIU School of Medicine. Before taking that position she was professor and Head of the Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Clinical Chief for Medical-Surgical Nursing at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, and director of the Center for Narcolepsy. She received her BS, RN from Adelphi College, her MA in medical surgical nursing/higher education from New York University and her PhD from Illinois State University in human genetics. She has a certificate in medical genetics from Jackson Laboratories.
Dr. Lashley is certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics (the first nurse to be so certified), is an AIDS certified registered nurse, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Lashley received the 2000 Research Recognition Award for Outstanding Research from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and was member of the year for SLANAC in 2002. In March, 2003 she received the distinguished alumni award from Illinois State University, and in 2005 was initiated into their Hall of Fame. In 1999, she received the Distinguished Nurse Research Award from the Illinois Nurses Association. She also received the SAGE award for mentoring nurse leaders in 2001 from the Illinois Leadership Institute. She is a distinguished lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau, International, and was an associate editor of the journal, IMAGE: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, and of the statewide NJ MEDPREP committee. She has been selected as a "woman of excellence" by the New Jersey Women In AIDS Network.