The New Genetics

The New Genetics is a science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.


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Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Pharmacist

  • Basic Genetic Concepts
    • B1:   To demonstrate an understanding of the basic genetic/genomic concepts and nomenclature
    • B2:   To recognize and appreciate the role of behavioral, social, and environmental factors (lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, pollutants, etc.) to modify or influence genetics in the manifestation of disease

Nurse

  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
      • NA1-K1:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to health
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-5:   Describe a typical client journey that might be experienced in the process of genetic counseling.
        • NA1-6:   Describe genetic/genomic factors that contribute to variability of response to pharmacologic agents.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K2:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to normal physiology and pathophysiology
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-5:   Describe a typical client journey that might be experienced in the process of genetic counseling.
        • NA1-6:   Describe genetic/genomic factors that contribute to variability of response to pharmacologic agents.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K3:   Basic principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-5:   Describe a typical client journey that might be experienced in the process of genetic counseling.
        • NA1-6:   Describe genetic/genomic factors that contribute to variability of response to pharmacologic agents.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K4:   Patterns of disease associated with single gene and multifactorial inheritance
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-5:   Describe a typical client journey that might be experienced in the process of genetic counseling.
        • NA1-6:   Describe genetic/genomic factors that contribute to variability of response to pharmacologic agents.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
    • NA-5:   Conducts assessments incorporating genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risk factors
      • NA5-K1:   Fundamentals of genetic and genomic focused health and physical assessment
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • NA5-K2:   Basics of risk factors
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
  • Identification
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
      • ID2-K1:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • ID2-6:   Evaluate sources of evidence and clinical practice guidelines for a client whose care involves genetic and/or genomic health care. Use continuous quality improvement initiatives to update practice guidelines as necessary.
      • ID2-K2:   Resources for referral within one's community
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • ID2-6:   Evaluate sources of evidence and clinical practice guidelines for a client whose care involves genetic and/or genomic health care. Use continuous quality improvement initiatives to update practice guidelines as necessary.
      • ID2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • ID2-6:   Evaluate sources of evidence and clinical practice guidelines for a client whose care involves genetic and/or genomic health care. Use continuous quality improvement initiatives to update practice guidelines as necessary.
      • ID2-K4:   Interprofessional resources
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • ID2-6:   Evaluate sources of evidence and clinical practice guidelines for a client whose care involves genetic and/or genomic health care. Use continuous quality improvement initiatives to update practice guidelines as necessary.
  • Referral activities
    • RA-1:   Facilitate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services
      • RA1-K1:   Professional roles of providers delivering genetic and genomic services
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • RA1-K2:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • RA1-K3:   Resources for genetic and genomic referrals within the community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
      • PECS2-K1:   Resources for healthcare professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K2:   Referral resources for genetic and genomic services within one's community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
      • PECS3-K1:   Role of environmental and psychosocial factors
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • PECS3-K2:   Fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • PECS3-K3:   Ongoing research contributing to improved understanding of the genetic/genomic influences on health
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
    • PECS-3b:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices incorporating knowledge of genetic and/or genomic risk factors
      • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
    • PECS-8:   Evaluate impact and effectiveness of technology, information, interventions, and treatments
      • PECS8-K1:   Range of psychosocial responses
        • PECS8-1:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic information.
        • PECS8-2:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic based interventions.
        • PECS8-3:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic services.
        • PECS8-4:   Use evaluation of genetic/genomic technology, information and interventions to modify client's plan of care.
      • PECS8-K2:   Expected outcomes of various genetic/genomic based interventions
        • PECS8-1:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic information.
        • PECS8-2:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic based interventions.
        • PECS8-3:   Assess client response to genetic/genomic services.
        • PECS8-4:   Use evaluation of genetic/genomic technology, information and interventions to modify client's plan of care.

Genetic Counselor

  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
      • 14d:   Utilize a range of tools to enhance the learning encounter such as handouts, visual aids, and other educational technologies.
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
      • 15a:   Develop written educational materials tailored to the intended audience.
      • 15b:   Recognize the professional and legal importance of medical documentation and confidentiality.
      • 15c:   Assess the challenges faced by clients with low literacy and modify the presentation of information to reduce the literacy burden.