Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 4: Risk Communications: A Complex Process

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 factors that affect risk communications and provides a number of case examples as well as small group and classroom learning activities to help build skills in effective risk communication.

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


    Date of Resource 2010

    Genomic Competencies

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

    Genetic Counselor

    • 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.