Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 12: Genetic Counseling For Women with Intellectual Disabilities

The text book includes 15 chapters that fall into three topic areas:

  • genetic counseling dynamics, 
  • client cultural and individual characteristics, and 
  • genetic counselor development.
This chapter describes developmental and behavioral characteristics as well as general social circumstances of women with intellectual disability (ID) and how to tailor genetic counseling interventions in light of these characteristics and circumstances. 
A case study and learning activities, including role plays and group discussions, provide opportunities for skills practice.


Type Book
CME Available No
Topic
Cost Print Price - $114.95 ; eBook Price - $91.99/per publisher
Note

2010

Date of Resource 2010

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 13:   Apply genetic counseling skills in a culturally responsive and respectful manner to all clients.
      • 13a:   Describe how aspects of culture including language, ethnicity, life-style, socioeconomic status, disability, sexuality, age and gender affect the genetic counseling encounter.
      • 13b:   Assess and respond to client cultural beliefs relevant to the genetic counseling encounter.
  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
      • 14a:   Identify factors that affect the learning process such as intellectual ability, emotional state, socioeconomic factors, physical abilities, religious and cultural beliefs, motivation, language and educational background.
      • 14b:   Recognize and apply risk communication principles and theory to maximize client understanding.
      • 14c:   Communicate relevant genetic and genomic information to help clients understand and adapt to conditions or the risk of conditions and to engage in informed decision-making.
      • 14d:   Utilize a range of tools to enhance the learning encounter such as handouts, visual aids, and other educational technologies.