Krista Redlinger-Grosse

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The need for evidence-based medicine, including comparative effectiveness studies and patient-centered outcomes research, has become a major healthcare focus. To date, a comprehensive list of genetic counseling outcomes, as espoused by genetic counselors, has not been established and thus, identification of outcomes unique to genetic counseling services has(More)
Raised in a psychosocial model of genetic counseling, I have long believed that understanding and addressing our patients’ psychological needs are critical to our role as genetic counselors. As such, I was pleased to see Biesecker et al.(2016) article, BTheories for psychotherapeutic genetic counseling: Fuzzy trace theory and Cognitive Behavior Theory^ and(More)
A limited amount of research indicates patient requests play a major role in genetic counselors’ self-disclosure decisions and that disclosure and non-disclosure responses to patient requests may differentially affect genetic counseling processes. Studies further suggest patient requests may be more common in prenatal settings, particularly when counselors(More)
Genetic counselor self-disclosure is a complex behavior that lacks extensive characterization. In particular, data are limited about genetic counselors’ responses when patients ask them to self-disclose. Accordingly, this study investigated genetic counseling students’ (n = 114) and practicing genetic counselors’ (n = 123) responses to two hypothetical(More)
In " An Exploration of Genetic Counselors' Needs and Experiences with Prenatal Chromosomal Microarray Testing, " Bernhardt et al. (2014) investigated the use of chro-mosomal microarray analysis (CMA) in prenatal diagnosis from a unique vantage point—that of the genetic counselor. CMA is just one of the growing number of options for patients on the prenatal(More)
Utilizing the tenet, “Relationship is integral to the genetic counseling process” from the Reciprocal Engagement Model (REM) of genetic counseling practice, this study sought to explore the relationship between the genetic counselor and patient following a “life-limiting” prenatal diagnosis that resulted in a major loss (termination, stillbirth/miscarriage,(More)
Armed with my backpack, a bus pass and a similar set of anxieties, I started school this year on the same day as my children. Ironically, however, our shared, educational right of passage was, for me, a choice. This choice was the result of careful deliberation, soul searching, and a love of the genetic counseling profession. My decision to leave a position(More)
As the genetic counseling field evolves, a comprehensive model of practice is critical. The Reciprocal-Engagement Model (REM) consists of 5 tenets and 17 goals. Lacking in the REM, however, are well-articulated counselor strategies and behaviors. The purpose of the present study was to further elaborate and provide supporting evidence for the REM by(More)
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