Enhancing Family Communication About Genetics: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas

@article{Hodgson2012EnhancingFC,
  title={Enhancing Family Communication About Genetics: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas},
  author={Jan M Hodgson and Clara Gaff},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={16-21}
}
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

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
23 Extracted Citations
30 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

Ethical perspectives

  • S. J. Leonard, A. J. Newson
  • 2010
1 Excerpt

Facilitating family communication about genetics in practice

  • C. Gaff, K. Galvin, C. Bylund
  • 2010
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…