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A Guide to Genetic Counseling

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A Guide to Genetic Counseling

The first book devoted exclusively to the principles and practice of genetic counseling - now in a new edition
First published in 1998, A Guide to Genetic Counseling quickly became a bestselling and widely recognized text, used nationally and internationally in genetic counseling training programs. Now in its eagerly anticipated Second Edition, it provides a thoroughly revised and comprehensive overview of genetic counseling, focusing on the components, theoretical framework, and unique approach to patient care that are the basis of this profession. The book defines the core competencies and covers the genetic counseling process from case initiation to completion - in addition to addressing global professional issues - with an emphasis on describing fundamental principles and practices.
Chapters are written by leaders in the field of genetic counseling and are organized to facilitate academic instruction and skill attainment. They provide the most up-to-date coverage of:
The history and practice of genetic counseling
Family history
Interviewing
Case preparation and management
Psychosocial counseling
Patient education
Risk communication and decision-making
Medical genetics evaluation
Understanding genetic testing
Medical documentation
Multicultural counseling
Ethical and legal issues
Student supervision
Genetic counseling research
Professional development
Genetics education and outreach
Evolving roles and expanding opportunities
Case examples
A Guide to Genetic Counseling , Second Edition belongs on the syllabi of all medical and human genetics and genetic counseling training programs. It is an indispensable reference for both students and healthcare professionals working with patients who have or are at risk for genetic conditions.
Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program.
Jane L. Schuette, MS, CGC has been a genetic counselor for 26 years ansd is currently genetic counselor and clinic coordinator in the Division of Pediatric Genetics at the University of Michigan Health System.
Beverly M. Yashar, MS, PhD, CGC is the program director for the genetic counseling graduate training program in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.

Produktinformationen

    Größe: 3150kBytes
    Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
    Sprache: Englisch
    Seitenanzahl: 644
    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    ISBN: 9780470930533
    Ausgabe: 2. Aufl.

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