Roger Watson, Editor-in-Chief
Individual genetic and genomic variation: a new opportunity for personalized nursing interventions.
Pointing out that nursing has not yet embraced the possibilities of exploiting the consequences of genetic variation, Munro says: 'There are potentially many nursing interventions that would be more effective if they were individually tailored to the patient’s genetic/genomic profile.' The potential for this has manifest itself in the new relatively new fields of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics, but Munro discusses the possibility, based on people's individual genetic make up of moving towards personalized nursing interventions. In the words of the author: 'The use of genetic variation to understand and predict human responses and to tailor nursing interventions is a powerful concept that could inform – and fundamentally change – nursing practice.'
Munro CL (2014) Individual genetic and genomic variation: a new opportunity for personalized nursing interventions Journal of Advanced Nursing DOI:10 1111/jan.12552