Research and Markets: Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills

Posted: April 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Story Summary: Research and Markets: Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and SkillsThe first advanced-level genetics counseling skills resource As genetic medicine and testing continue to expand, so the role of the genetic counselor is transforming and evolving. Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skillsis the first text to address ways that genetic counselors can deepen their skills to meet expanding practice demands. This timely resource not only helps readers further develop their abilities to gather relevant data and interpret it for patients, it also aids them in surpassing their usual role by truly understanding patient situations, incorporating patient values into clinical practice, providing in-depth support, and facilitating thoroughly informed, autonomous decisions. In addition, oncology nurses, social workers, and psychologists working with genetic counseling patients and families; medical geneticists and physicians training in the field; and physician assistants will also benefit from this resource. Key Topics Covered:Genetic Counseling Dynamics 1) Introduction (Patricia McCarthy Veach, Bonnie S. LeRoy, and Dianne M. Bartels). 2) Complicated Shadows: A Critique of Autonomy in Genetic Counseling (Robert G. Resta). 3) Actively Engaging with Patients in Decision-Making (Andrea Zanko and Michelle Fox). 12) Genetic Counseling for Women with Intellectual Disabilities (Brenda Finucane). 13) Genetic Counselors: Caring Mindfully (June A. Peters)….Read the Full Story

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