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Current practice for genetic counselling by nurses: An integrative review

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posted on 31.08.2018, 00:00 by Jennieffer BarrJennieffer Barr, Lily Tsai, Anthony WelchAnthony Welch, SMH Faradz, K Lane-Krebs, Virginia HowieVirginia Howie, Wendy HillmanWendy Hillman
Aim: To examine current practice of genetic counselling by nurses. Background: Recent debate argues that genetic counselling is a specialist advanced practice role, whilst others argue it is the role of all nurses. Current evidence is required to determine if genetic counselling could be included in all nurses' scope of practice. Design: Integrative literature review. Data Sources: A search of electronic databases (CINHAL, Medline, PubMed, Scopus), and reference lists published between January 2012 and March 2017, was undertaken. Review Methods: Studies were critically appraised for methodological quality using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. Data from each study were extracted and categorized according to their primary findings. Results: The inclusion criteria were met in 10 studies. Main findings were identified: role of genetic counselling, current knowledge, need for further education, and client satisfaction with nurse genetic counsellors. Conclusion: This paper concludes that some nurses do engage in genetic counselling, but how they engage is not consistent, nor is there consensus about what should be the scope of practice. Further investigation into credentialing, role recognition support and education for nurse genetic counselling are strongly recommended. As nurses are widely available, nurses can make a significant contribution to supporting those affecte d by genetic problems. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

History

Volume

24

Issue

2

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1440-172X

ISSN

1322-7114

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

11/01/2018

External Author Affiliations

Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Nursing Practice

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