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NCG 1

Competence in Genetics core statement 1

  • Nurses -
    Identify clients who might benefit from genetic services and/or information through a comprehensive nursing assessment.
  • Midwives -
    Identify clients who might benefit from genetic services and information through an understanding of the importance of family history in assessing predisposition to disease

Competence in Genetics core statement 1:

Nurses:

Identify clients who might benefit from genetic services and/or information through a comprehensive nursing assessment:

that recognises the importance of family history in assessing predisposition to disease, and recognises the key indicators of a potential genetic condition, taking appropriate action to seek assistance from and refer to genetics specialists and peer support resources, based on an understanding of the patient pathways that incorporate genetics services and information.

 

Midwives:

Identify clients who might benefit from genetic services and information through an understanding of the importance of family history in assessing predisposition to disease,

seeking assistance from and referring to appropriate genetics experts and peer support resources, and based on an understanding of the components of the current genetic counselling process.

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