Title

Genetics and cystic fibrosis: a focus on carrier testing

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Pediatric nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

Pediatr Nurs

Abstract

Identification of mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene makes is possible to offer carrier testing for family members of people with CF. However, this may also be used for more controversial purpose such as the carrier testing of minors, inclusion of CF testing in newborn screening, and screening for the CF gene in adults in the general public. Pediatric nurses provide information, advocacy referral, and psychosocial support for people who want to learn more about the genetic aspects of cystic fibrosis.

Keywords

Cystic Fibrosis -- Familial and Genetic, Carriers, Genetic, Genetic Screening, Genetics, Genetic Screening -- Psychosocial Factors, Diagnostic Errors, Support, Psychosocial, Privacy and Confidentiality, Genetic Screening -- In Infancy and Childhood, Discrimination, Pediatric Nursing, Child

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Pediatric nursing, 21:5 (1995) pp.444-448.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1503