Information Mismatch: Cancer Risk Counseling with Diverse Underserved Patients

  title={Information Mismatch: Cancer Risk Counseling with Diverse Underserved Patients},
  author={Galen Joseph and Rena Pasick and Dean Schillinger and Judith Luce and Claudia V Guerra and Janice Ka Yan Cheng},
  booktitle={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
As genetics and genomics become part of mainstream Medicine, these advances have the potential to reduce or exacerbate health disparities. Gaps in effective communication (where all parties share the same meaning) are widely recognized as a major contributor to health disparities. The purpose of this study was to examine GC-patient communication in real time, to assess its effectiveness from the patient perspective, and then to pilot intervention strategies to improve the communication. We… CONTINUE READING

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