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Forman A, Schwartz S
Guidelines-Based Cancer Risk Assessment
Semin Oncol Nurs (2019) 35:34-46.
OBJECTIVE: To build skills related to cancer risk assessment including: identification of elevated personal or hereditary cancer risks, incorporation of cancer risk models into clinical care, and reviewing elements of cancer risk education and informed consent. DATA SOURCES: Consensus and professional guidelines and published literature. CONCLUSION: Applying consensus guidelines to cancer risk education, along with building partnerships with other providers, is essential for oncology nurses and will ensure proper patient care and follow-up. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nursing has embraced advances in genetics and genomics and developed standards of practice that include genetics and genomics competency.
Publication Date: 2019-02-01.
Last updated on Tuesday, August 04, 2020