Chapter 1. The Definition and Aetiology of Chronic Illness

  1. Fay Valentine RGN, RSCN, MA, PGDip. HSSM, ENB9981 and
  2. Lesley Lowes RGN, RSCN, PGCHPE, DPSN, M.Sc., Ph.D.2
  1. Fay Valentine and
  2. Suzanne Hazell

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch1

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

How to Cite

Valentine, F. and Hazell, S. (2007) The Definition and Aetiology of Chronic Illness, in Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (eds F. Valentine and L. Lowes), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Children and Young People's Directorate, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Research Fellow/Practitioner, Nursing, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

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Keywords:

  • aetiology;
  • chronic illness;
  • dominant disorders;
  • nursing anatomy;
  • genetic knowledge;
  • prophylactic treatment

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aim of the Chapter

  • Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Genetic Knowledge

  • The Need for Genetic Knowledge

  • The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in the Screening, Testing and Recording of Genetic Information

  • The Determinants of Genetic Disease

  • Chromosomal Abnormalities

  • Chromosomal Nomenclature

  • Single Gene (Mendelian) Disorders

  • Autosomal Recessive Inheritance

  • Autosomal Dominant Inheritance

  • X-Linked Recessive Inheritance

  • X-Linked Dominant Inheritance

  • Inherited Variations

  • Antenatal Period

  • The Neonatal Period

  • Post-Neonatal Period

  • Adolescent Period

  • Conclusion

  • Useful Websites

  • References