Psychosocial Genetic Counseling / Edition 1

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Psychosocial issues are integral to all genetic counseling interaction s. They include counselees' beliefs about the cause of birth defects a nd genetic disorders, the cognitive procession of medical information and risk figures, emotions such as anxeity and guilt, and the complex process of decision making. Drawing on direct clinical experience and the growing body of relevant literatue, Psychosocial Genetic Counsling provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to understanding these issues and their applications to genetic counseling.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"An outstanding and significant addition to the genetic counseling literature, filling a curricular gap in medical genetics and genetic counseling training programs...Dr. Weil has composed a comprehensive discussion of the psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling; his scholarship is of the highest quality. The text is of interest to genetic counselors, genetic counseling students, clinical geneticists, genetic residents, obstetricians, pediatricians, social workers and any other health professionals who deal with patients and families with genetic or potentially genetic disorders."H. Eugene Hoyme M.D., Stanford University Medical Center
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195120660
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics Series , #41
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,375,242
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Counselee as Individual
2. The Counselee in a Social Context
3. Techniques of Psychosocial Genetic Counseling
4. The Structure of Genetic Counseling Interactions
5. Nondirective Counseling, Conselee Autonomy, and Decision Making
6. Specific Counseling Situations and Counselees
7. The Ethnocultural Imperative
8. Genetic Counseling in an Expanding Social Context

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