Genetic Counselling

The framework provides a theoretical base and a language to enrich and inform
the counsellor ' s practice and understanding . It invites genetic counselling to
use that language to sit alongside the scientific language of genetics . The
genetic ...

Author: Christine Evans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521672306

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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This manual is essential reading for genetic counsellors and counsellors of all disciplines.

Practical Genetic Counselling

CHAPTER 1 Genetic Counselling: an Introduction What do we mean by 'genetic
counselling'? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The history and
development of genetic counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Constructing a ...

Author: Peter Harper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444128590

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet'...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal MedicineUniversally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical

Genetic counselling

counsellingas a part ofroutine patient careas genetic problems require extra time
and concentration. ... Genetic counselling aims to giveup-to-date, unbiased
information and to clarify factsbased on which thefamilywill make their personal ...

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 8869301524

Category: Medical


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Every doctor will need at some stage to answer questions relating to the hereditary nature of diseases and discuss relevant issues with the patient. A patient should be referred to a genetics specialist when hereditary issues require further investigation, for example when a condition occurring in family members or relatives is suspected to be genetic and the diagnosis is not clear a genetic condition, often very rare, has been diagnosed in the family about which it proves difficult to find further information. The role of a genetics specialist (medical geneticist) is purely an advisory one and he/she will not take part in decisions relating to, for example, family planning, prenatal diagnosis, carrier testing or predictive testing. The patient's treating doctor may provide genetic counselling about more common diseases, such as diabetes asthma and other allergies dyslipidaemias cancer when no suggestive evidence exists for its hereditary nature (breast cancer , colorectal cancer ) mental health problems.

Practical Genetic Counselling

Closer enquiry among patients and colleagues shows a wide variation in
people's concepts of what the process of genetic counselling actually entails.
Some envisage an essentially supportive, even psychotherapeutic, role, akin to
that of ...

Author: Peter S. Harper

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483183661

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

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Practical Genetic Counselling, Third Edition presents the progress in the field of medical genetics. This book covers the broad area of congenital malformation syndromes and dysmorphology. Organized into three parts encompassing 26 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the main steps in the process of genetic counselling. This text then examines how a Mendelian inheritance may be established by a combination of clinical diagnosis. Other chapters consider the risks in specific groups of chromosomal disorders. This book discusses as well the molecular genetic approaches, which are making an impact in the treatment of major disorders by providing pure and comparatively inexpensive gene products. The final chapter deals with how genetic counselling is contributing to reducing the general burden of genetic disease in the population. This book is a valuable resource for geneticists, neurologists, clinicians, pediatricians, and obstetricians. Readers who are interested to know about genetic disorders will also find this book useful.

Genetic Counselling

INTRODUCTION Genetic counselling is concerned mainly with advising people
about the risk that a member of a family will suffer from a congenital or hereditary
disorder. Advice may be sought by parents before they decide to have a child, ...

Author: Alan Carruth Stevenson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483193047

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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Genetic Counselling, Second Edition covers genetic counseling, which is mainly concerned with advising people about the risk that a member of a family will suffer from a congenital or hereditary disorder. This edition updates topics such as the advent of differential staining of chromosomes and extensive use of amniocentesis and other techniques in pre-natal diagnosis. When considering defects and disorders, an attempt is made to indicate where risk estimates should present no problems to the practicing physician, and where, by reason of genetical, statistical, or diagnostic complexities, it may be advisable to seek some specialist opinion. This book concentrates on such estimations of risk, emphasizing that pre-requisites for adequate estimations of risks are as accurate a diagnosis as possible. The mechanisms of inheritance of the trait or availability of data on which to base empirical estimates are also deliberated. This publication is intended as a guide to clinicians and as an aide-memoire to medical geneticists.

Harper s Practical Genetic Counselling Eighth Edition

... stimulated work on the control of pressure in the lesser circulation. Individual or
population differences in response to hypoxia are often genetically determined.
This fact has stimulated research in both the altitude and genetics communities.

Author: Angus Clarke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340913444

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet '...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal Medicine Universally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians alike, Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling has established itself as the essential guide to counselling those at risk from inherited disorders. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component and this book provides invaluable and up to date guidance through the profusion of new information in this area and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Within its established, tried and trusted framework, the book contains new chapters on: laboratory methods, new genetic sequencing techniques and the applications of genome-wide SNP association studies, genetic susceptibility, cross cultural aspects and the genetic counselling process. It has expand chapters on genetic screening and screening of newborn, treatment techniques and rational approaches to treatment, non-Mendelian inheritance, free fetal DNA in prenatal screening and diagnosis. Key features: - Fully updated to provide the very latest information when in a busy consulting room or clinic - Clear and authoritative advice applicable to everyday clinical practice - Reflects the rapid development of knowledge in this area, including the implications of the human genome project and related technology The eighth edition of this popular, best selling text continues to be an essential source of reference for trainee and practitioner genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians. Also it provides valuable background for specialist nurses, counsellors, social scientists, ethicists as well as genetics laboratory staff.


Author: World Health Organization




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Genetic Counseling

GENETIC COUNSELLING A. E. H. Emery D URING the last few decades there
has been a gradual decline in the incidence of infectious diseases and nutritional
deficiencies . Their place is being taken by disorders which are largely , if not ...

Author: Arno G. Motulsky

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780842271509

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling

1.1 Genetic Counseling and the Concept of Risk Genetic Counseling Since the
introduction of genetics clinics approximately 50 years ago, many attempts have
been made to devise a universally acceptable definition of genetic counseling.

Author: Ian D. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199748303

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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The process of genetic counseling involves many key components, such as taking a family genetic history, making a diagnosis, and providing communication and support to the family. Among these core processes is the mathematical calculation of the actual risk of a possible genetic disorder. For most physicians and counselors, the mathematics and statistics involved can be major challenge which is not always helped by complex computer programs or lengthy papers full of elaborate formulae. In this clear, reader-friendly guide, Ian Young addresses this problem and demonstrates how risk can be estimated for inherited disorders using a basic knowledge of the laws of probability and their application to clinical problems. The text employs a wealth of clearly explained examples and key points in order to guide the reader to an accurate assessment of the risk of genetic disease. It primarily will appeal to genetic counselors, geneticists, and all those involved in providing medical genetic services. In this new edition, Dr. Young has pruned redundancies and extensively updated the concepts in each of the 10 chapters, and he has included more working examples, a popular feature of the book.

Genetic Ethics

Counselling. Elizabeth Thomson, RN, MA In a paper published in 1975, the Ad
Hoc Committee on Genetic Counseling of ... term. genetic. counselling.1. Genetic.
counselling. is a relatively new area of health care in which only a small number

Author: John Frederic Kilner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802844286

Category: Medical

Page: 291

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This timely volume, written by scholars and practitioners at the forefront of genetic research, will help readers assess from a Christian perspective the ethical questions rased by today's genetic advancements.

Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings

Introduction Counselling in the genetic context is, at present, a specialised
activity carried out, for the most part, as part of dedicated genetic services. In the
UK at least, this means that most genetic counselling is conducted by regional
genetics ...

Author: Susan Davison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317835166

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings offers an honest examination of the possibilities and limitations of counselling in a range of medical settings and patient groups. It shows how each setting has unique features that influence the therapeutic process. With numerous clinical examples covering settings such as a rehabilitation centre, a pain relief clinic and a hospice, this book will prove essential reading not only for counsellors and psychotherapists but also to all mental health professionals.

Genetic Counselling

416 GENETIC COUNSELLING Third Report of the WHO Expert Committee on
Human Genetics " 1 The WHO Expert Committee on Human Genetics met in
Geneva from 24 to 30 September 1968. Dr P. Dorolle , Deputy Director - General

Author: World Health Organization. Expert Committee on Human Genetics



Category: Genetic counseling

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Genetics and the Quality of Life

Genetic counselling In a broad sense we can consider genetic counselling to
consist of at least two major components; education of the public and personal
counselling. Technically the World Health Organization refers to the first as '
health ...

Author: Charles Birch

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483279022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Genetics and the Quality of Life covers the papers and report of a consultation on Genetics and the Quality of Life, held in Zurich on June 25-29, 1973, organized by the sub-unit on Church and Society of the World Council of Churches in cooperation with the Christian Medical Commission. The book focuses on the interrelation of genetics and quality of life. The selection first elaborates on genetics and moral responsibility and ethics and the new biology. Discussions focus on breakdown of values, genetically determined debility versus socially determined debility, ethical problems, and genetic inequality and moral responsibility. The text then examines ethical issues raised by eugenics, judging the social values of scientific advances, ethical problems raised by genetics, and problems raised by eugenics in Africa. Topics include the right to an adequate physical and mental endowment, genetic engineering, euphenics, constraints imposed by genetics, fertilization of human ova in vitro, and ethical questions in eugenics. The manuscript reviews findings on genetics and the quality of life, sociogenetic problems and public opinion, social and ethical problems in caring for genetically handicapped children, ethical problems in genetic counselling, and psychological issues in counselling the genetically handicapped. The selection is a dependable source of information for researchers interested in the connection of genetics and quality of life.

Genetics and Christian Ethics

Genetic testing and screening necessarily mean that some individuals will be
found to be vulnerable to genetic disease, either immediately or in the longer
term. Genetic counselling differs from other medical practices, such as
consultation, ...

Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521829437

Category: Medical

Page: 281

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In the immediate future we are likely to witness significant developments in human genetic science. It is therefore of critical importance that Christian ethics engages with the genetics debate, since it affects not just the way we perceive ourselves and the natural world, but also has wider implications for our society. This book considers ethical issues arising out of specific practices in human genetics, including genetic screening, gene patenting, gene therapy, genetic counselling as well as feminist concerns. Genetics and Christian Ethics argues for a particular theo-ethical approach that derives from a modified version of virtue ethics, drawing particularly on a Thomistic understanding of the virtues, especially prudence or practical wisdom and justice. The book demonstrates that a theological voice is highly relevant to contested ethical debates about genetics.

Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counselling

Probability and genetic counselling 1 . 1 Genetic counselling Over the years
many definitions of genetic counselling have been proposed . A theme common
to all is the concept of a communication process , whereby patients are informed
of ...

Author: Ian D. Young

Publisher: Irl Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Genetic Diseases New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2013 Edition

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, “Reproductive decisions
before and after fetal genetic counselling represent the culmination of a dynamic
interaction between prospective parents, obstetrician and genetic counsellor.


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 148165893X

Category: Medical

Page: 38

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Genetic Diseases: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Additional Research in a compact format. The editors have built Genetic Diseases: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Additional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Genetic Diseases: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Psychological Aspects of Genetic Counselling

Factors influencing mother ' s responses to genetic counseling · for Down
syndrome . In ' Genetic Counseling ' ( H . A . Lubs and F . de la Cruz , Eds ) , pp .
97 - 108 . Raven Press , New York . Antley , R . M . ( 1979a ) . Genetic counseling
for ...

Author: Alan E. H. Emery



Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Genetic Counselling in Relation to Mental Retardation

2 Genetic Counselling of Parents of Mentally Retarded Children BRIAN H.
KIRMAN , MD , DPM Consultant Psychiatrist , Fountain and Carshalton Hospital
Group ; Hon . Associate Physician , St. George's and Maudsley Hospitals ;
Chairman of ...

Author: Institute for Research into Mental Retardation

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Children with mental disabilities

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Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care

Genetic counselling is a relatively new area of expertise, first introduced by
Sheldon Reed in 1974 (Resta, 2006). Much of the early genetic counselling work
involved diagnosing chromosome disorders and children with dysmorphic ...

Author: Chris Jacobs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653497

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The role of genetics is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of healthcare and particularly in the field of cancer care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of managing cancer family history. This includes taking an accurate cancer family history and drawing a family tree; understanding cancer biology, basic cancer genetics and the genes involved in hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers and rare cancer predisposing syndromes; assessing cancer risk and communicating risk information; early detection and risk reducing measures available for those at increased risk and managing individuals with hereditary cancer. Drawing on experiences of health professionals, Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care discusses the challenges raised and provides practical advice and insight into what happens when a patient is referred for genetic counselling and genetic testing, including the psychological, social and ethical issues faced by individuals and families with and at risk of hereditary cancer. The book also provides practical guidance on setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care is essential reading for healthcare professionals working with cancer patients and their families, and is an ideal reference text for non-specialists working in cancer genetics.

Prediction Prevention and Genetic Counselling in IDDM

Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling , 2nd edn . Chicago : Year Book
Medical Publishers , Inc . , 1986 . 9 Ekwo EE , Kim J - O , Gosselink CA . Parental
perceptions of the burden of genetic disease . Am J Med Genet 1987 ; 28 : 955 –
63 .

Author: Jerry P. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 445

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The enormous increase in our knowledge and understanding of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, or type I diabetes, in recent years has evolved and advanced to the point where non-diabetic people who have a high risk of subsequent IDDM can be identified and knowledge of the pathogenesis of IDDM, even though incomplete, is now being used in clinical trials to try to prevent the development of clinical IDDM. Prediction, Prevention and Genetic Counseling in IDDM is an up-to-date summary of the latest developments examining and analyzing how diabetes can be predicted through genetic, immune and cell markers, metabolic assessment, environmental factors and animal models. It also discusses thoroughly various prevention strategies and agents, such as cyclosporine, azathioprine, insulin and nicotinamide, in human and animal models. This authoritative, yet practical, book is essential reading for endocrinologists and diabetologists, as well as all clinicians, whether doctors, nurse specialists or allied health workers.