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A Guide to Genetic Counseling

Wendy R. Uhlmann; Jane L. Schuette; Beverly Yashar

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ISBN 10: 0470179651 / ISBN 13: 9780470179659
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
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Title: A Guide to Genetic Counseling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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The first book devoted exclusively to the principles andpractice of genetic counseling—now in a new edition

First published in 1998, A Guide to Genetic Counselingquickly became a bestselling and widely recognized text, usednationally and internationally in genetic counseling trainingprograms. Now in its eagerly anticipated Second Edition, itprovides a thoroughly revised and comprehensive overview of geneticcounseling, focusing on the components, theoretical framework, andunique approach to patient care that are the basis of thisprofession. The book defines the core competencies and covers thegenetic counseling process from case initiation tocompletion—in addition to addressing global professionalissues—with an emphasis on describing fundamental principlesand practices.

Chapters are written by leaders in the field of geneticcounseling and are organized to facilitate academic instruction andskill attainment. They provide the most up-to-date coverage of:

  • The history and practice of genetic counseling

  • Family history

  • Interviewing

  • Case preparation and management

  • Psychosocial counseling

  • Patient education

  • Risk communication and decision-making

  • Medical genetics evaluation

  • Understanding genetic testing

  • Medical documentation

  • Multicultural counseling

  • Ethical and legal issues

  • Student supervision

  • Genetic counseling research

  • Professional development

  • Genetics education and outreach

  • Evolving roles and expanding opportunities

  • Case examples

A Guide to Genetic Counseling, Second Edition belongs onthe syllabi of all medical and human genetics and geneticcounseling training programs. It is an indispensable reference forboth students and healthcare professionals working with patientswho have or are at risk for genetic conditions.

About the Author:

Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/cliniccoordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University ofMichigan. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of HumanGenetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counselingtraining program.

Jane L. Schuette, MS, CGC has been a genetic counselorfor 26 years ansd is currently genetic counselor and cliniccoordinator in the Division of Pediatric Genetics at the Universityof Michigan Health System.

Beverly M. Yashar, MS, PhD, CGC is the program directorfor the genetic counseling graduate training program in theDepartment of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.

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