Challenges for providing genetic counselling in Colombian genetic clinics: the viewpoint of the physicians providing genetic consultations

@article{RodasPrez2015ChallengesFP,
  title={Challenges for providing genetic counselling in Colombian genetic clinics: the viewpoint of the physicians providing genetic consultations},
  author={Clemencia Rodas-P{\'e}rez and Angus J Clarke and John D. Powell and Margaret Thorogood},
  journal={Journal of Community Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={301-311}
}
This study explores the provision of clinical genetic services in Colombia, in order to promote improvements in these services. We carried out semi-structured interviews with 20 doctors working in genetic clinics, and we report the challenges in providing genetic counselling that they have identified. Education and training in genetics in Colombian medical schools were described as inadequate, and interviewees found that many of their medical colleagues knew too little to be able to refer… CONTINUE READING
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