Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 9: Honoring Diversity: Cultural Competence in Genetic Counseling

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 what cultural competence entails and gives examples of how specific aspects of a person's culture may affect genetic counseling outcomes such as:
  • risk perception,
  • decision making and
  • adjustment.
Writing and sharing exercises promote student awareness of their own perspectives and biases and skills development.


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Cost Print Price - $114.95 ; eBook Price - $91.99/per publisher
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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.
      • 13c:   Utilize multicultural genetic counseling resources to plan and tailor genetic counseling agendas, and assess and counsel clients.
      • 13d:   Maintain professional boundaries by ensuring directive statements, self-disclosure, and self-involving responses are in the best interest of the client.