Sunday, 18 November 2007

Genetic counseling

main elements of geneticc counseling
1. Diagnostics and clinical aspects
2. documentation of family and pedigree information
3. recognition of inheritance patterns and risk estiation
4. communication and empathy with those seen
5. information on available options and further measures
6. support in decision-making and for decisions made

An educational process that seeks to assist affected and/or at risk individuals to understand the nature of the genetic disorder, its transmission and the options open to them in management and family planning

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