The first book devoted exclusively to the principles and practice of genetic counseling—now in a new edition
First published in 1998, A Guide to Genetic Counseling quickly became abestselling and widely recognized text, used nationally and internationally ingenetic counseling training programs. Now in its eagerly anticipated Second Edition, it provides a thoroughly revised and comprehensive overview ofgenetic counseling, focusing on the components, theoretical framework, and unique approach to patient care that are the basis of this profession. The book defines the core competencies and covers the genetic counseling process from case initiation to completion—in addition to addressing global professionalissues—with an emphasis on describing fundamental principles and practices.
Chapters are written by leaders in the field of genetic counseling and areorganized to facilitate academic instruction and skill attainment. They provide the most up-to-date coverage of:
- The history and practice of genetic counseling
- Family history
- 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 on the syllabi of all medical and human genetics and genetic counseling training programs. It is an indispensable reference for both students and healthcare professionals working with patients who have or are at risk for genetic conditions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Practice of Genetic Counseling (Ann Platt Walker).
Chapter 2: The Ultimate Genetic Tool: The Family History (Jane L. Schuette and Robin L. Bennett).
Chapter 3: Interviewing: Beginning to See Each Other (Kathryn Spitzer Kim).
Chapter 4: Thinking It All Through: Case Preparation and Management (Wendy R. Uhlmann).
Chapter 5: Psychosocial Counseling (Luba Djurdjinovic).
Chapter 6: Patient Education (Ann C. M. Smith and Toni Pollin).
Chapter 7: Risk Communication and Decision Making (Bonnie Baty).
Chapter 8: The Medical Genetics Evaluation (Elizabeth M. Petty)
Chapter 9: Understanding Genetic Testing (W. Andrew Faucett and Patricia A. Ward).
Chapter 10: Medical Documentation (Debra Lochner Doyle).
Chapter 11: Multicultural Counseling (Gottfried Oosterwal).
Chapter 12: Ethical and Legal Issues (Susan Schmerler).
Chapter 13: Student Supervision: Strategies for Providing Direction, Guidance and Support (Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie S. LeRoy).
Chapter 14: Genetic Counseling Research: Understanding the Basics (Beverly M. Yashar).
Chapter 15: Professional Development (Elizabeth Gettig and Karen Greendale).
Chapter 16: Genetics Education and Outreach (Debra Collins and Joseph McInerney).
Chapter 17: Evolving Roles, Expanding Opportunities (Elizabeth Balkite and Maureen Smith).
Chapter 18: Putting it All Together: Case Examples (Jane Schuette, Donna Blumenthal, Monica Marvin and Cheryl Shuman).