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Mar 31, 2019

In this episode, we firstly reflect on the counselling interventions and issues raised in episode 2: family secrets. We then introduce a new case about Paul*, his family and the issue of testing children for a genetic condition for which there is no proven medical benefit in knowing.   

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More information about topics referenced in our discussion:

  • Schema et al., (2015), Clearing the Air: A Qualitative Investigation of Genetic Counselors’ Experiences of Counselor‐Focused Patient Anger. J Genet Counsel, 24: 717-731.
  • Baty M (2010), Facing Patient Anger in LeRoy, McCarthy Veach, Bartels (eds) (2010), Genetic counseling practice: Advanced concepts and skills. (pp.125-154). Wiley-Blackwell, USA.
  • Barsevick et al., (2008). Intention to communicate BRCA1/BRCA2 genetic test results to the family. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(2): 303-312.
  • Ritchie (1991). Family communication patterns: An epistemic analysis and conceptual Reinterpretation. Commun Res, 18, 548–565.
  • Koerner, LeRoy & Veach (2010), Family Communication Patterns in Gaff & Byland (Eds) Family communication about genetics: Theory and practice.(pp. 187 – 189). New York, NY:Oxford University Press.
  • McClellan et al., (2013), Exploring resources for intrafamilial communication of cancer genetic risk: we still need to talk. Eur J Hum Genet, 21(9): 903–910.
  • Vavolizza RD, et al. (2014), Disclosing genetic information to family members about inherited cardiac arrhythmias: an obligation or a choice? J Genet Couns, 24:608–615.

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