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In the past twenty years the demand for clinical genetic services and genetic counselling has increased enormously alongside the major advances in genetic science. Although accurate genetic counselling relies on a firm medical diagnosis, accepted definitions of genetic counselling also emphasise the ...
Principles regarding consent for procedures and protecting the confidentiality of medical information are enshrined in codes governing ethical practice. They are also subject to statutory oversight which may vary according to the area of administration. It can be argued that medical genetics is no ...
Genetic counselling has been perhaps the most important way of assisting families with a hereditary disease in managing the consequences of the disease, and in helping individuals at-risk to find creative solutions for their problems. The increased awareness of the genetic aspects of a disease, and ...
The term screening applies to the application of a test or tests in a general population in which most individuals will be considered at low risk.1 Screening is used as a method of identifying those in the population whose risk might be significantly high to warrant the offer of further diagnostic t ...
Basic themes All individuals have three ego states. These influence our thoughts and behavioural responses in a given situation. Individuals operate according to ‘preconscious life scripts’, that can however be changed. The counsellor’s role is to facilitate the changing of scripts and to ...
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