Clinical terminology: anxiety and confusion amongst families undergoing genetic counseling.

@article{Chapple1997ClinicalTA,
  title={Clinical terminology: anxiety and confusion amongst families undergoing genetic counseling.},
  author={Andrew Chapple and Peter Campion and Carl May},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 1-2},
  pages={81-91}
}
Genetic counseling is a rapidly expanding, but highly demanding, domain of doctor-patient communication. This paper reports results from an ethnographic study of families (n = 30) attending a genetic counseling clinic in Northern England. We suggest that the language used in this particular specialty is often confusing and misunderstood by the families involved. We found that unfamiliar terms may also conjure up also conjure up alarming images. It is important therefore, that physicians, and in… CONTINUE READING

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