Enhancing Family Communication About Genetics: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas

  title={Enhancing Family Communication About Genetics: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas},
  author={Jan M Hodgson and Clara Gaff},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
When a new genetic condition is diagnosed within a family, genetic counselors often describe a sense of responsibility towards other at risk family members to be appropriately informed about their status. Successful communication of genetic information in families is contingent on many factors. While a small number of probands directly state their intention not to inform their relatives, many who do intend to communicate this information appear to be unsuccessful for a wide range of reasons and… CONTINUE READING

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