Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 3: Actively Engaging with Patients in Decision Making

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 patient and counselor factors that can present challenges to decision making and strategies for addressing these challenges. The chapter includes a number of case examples and group exercises for skills practice.

    Type Book
    CME Available No
    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
      • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
        • 11a:   Recognize one's own values and biases as they relate to genetic counseling.
        • 11b:   Actively facilitate client decision-making that is consistent with the client's values.
    • 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.
        • 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.