A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 2nd Edition. Chapter 6: Patient Education

This chapter provides detailed analysis of how best to share information with patients. It covers models of patient learning, application of instructional aids for patient education, and applying the tenets of health education and promotion to genetic counseling. Includes bullet points for improving patient-clinician communication and other practical pointers.


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Note Textbook, 2009, reference
Date of Resource 2009

Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 6:   Demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully manage a genetic counseling case.
      • 6c:   Document and present the genetic counseling encounter information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner that is understandable to the audience and in accordance with professional and institutional guidelines and standards.
  • 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.
      • 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.
      • 14e:   Communicate both orally and in writing using a style and method that is clear and unambiguous.
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
      • 15c:   Assess the challenges faced by clients with low literacy and modify the presentation of information to reduce the literacy burden.