Book review: ‘Genetics – A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Nursing and Health Care’

Candy Cooley from the NGEDC reviews Karen Vipond’s second edition of this excellent book for students and practitioners of nursing and health care.4121HN-n69L__SY445_


Karen Vipond’s book takes the difficult ‘science’ of genetics and makes it accessible and practical within today’s clinical practice.

The ten chapters – taking you from basic cell biology to communicating genetic information – have a range of activities and case studies to make the learning interactive and interesting and each chapter has a summary for quick revision.

As genetics and genomics are becoming core knowledge for health care practitioners they are now being included across curricula and this is an excellent text to support the student. The book will also be helpful reading for those educators who are currently ensuring this rapidly-advancing topic is part of their teaching across pre- and post-registration.

Lantern Publishing are currently offering a special price on this second edition if bought from them direct at Lantern Publishing.

The usual price of the book is £17.99, but to buy ‘Genetics’ direct from the publisher at a special price of £12 post-free (in the UK):

1.       Go to Lantern Publishing: Genetics, revised edition

2.       Add the book to your basket by clicking the ‘buy now’ button

3.       Click ‘proceed’ and register if you haven’t registered with us before

4.       On the ‘Confirm and Purchase’ page, enter the code GENETICS12 in the ‘redeem voucher box’. The discount will be applied automatically.

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