ESPE Abstracts (2018) 89 WG7.2

ESPE Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialists and Allied Health Professionals Working Group (PENS)

Next Generation Nursing: Genomic Competencies for Pediatric Endocrine Nurses

Andrew Dwyer


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This presentation provides an overview of genetics relevant to pediatric endocrine nursing practice. A brief genetic primer for nurses will be given followed by discussion of patient and clinician barriers to genetic literacy. Genetic competencies for nursing practice will be reviewed and application will be demonstrated through several pediatric endocrinecase presentations. At completion, participants will be able to incorporate concepts of genetic literacy and apply genetic nursing competencies to their nursing practice in order to promote comprehensive care of patients and families.

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