Pharmacogenomics in the nursing literature: an integrative review.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)


Pharmacogenomics is a rapidly growing component of personalized health care, and nurses must be competent to deliver genomic-focused nursing care.


We conducted an integrative review of pharmacogenomics in the nursing literature. A comprehensive search of the nursing literature was conducted using the key words pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics. A total of 47 unique articles were included.


Articles represented mainly narrative reviews, with limited discussions of the implications for nursing practice, education, or research. As such, they provide limited direction for advancing either clinical practice or scientific inquiry.


This review serves as a call to action for more systematic and empirical publications addressing pharmacogenomics in nursing practice, education, and research. Nurses must be involved in and contribute to interdisciplinary conversations and burgeoning clinical practice initiatives related to pharmacogenomics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knisely, MR; Carpenter, JS; Von Ah, D

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 285 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 24863878

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.03.004


  • eng