Living without labels: the interactional management of diagnostic uncertainty in the genetic counselling clinic.

@article{BrookesHowell2006LivingWL,
  title={Living without labels: the interactional management of diagnostic uncertainty in the genetic counselling clinic.},
  author={Lucy Claire Brookes-Howell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={
          3080-91
        }
}
In the genetic counselling setting it is not uncommon for a client and genetic counsellor to be faced with uncertainty surrounding the exact diagnostic label to be assigned to the client's symptoms. The huge range of possible conditions/syndromes and the lack of definitive evidence available often combine to create diagnostic uncertainty or non-diagnosis (the assessment given where a genetic diagnosis of the client's symptoms cannot be confirmed at that point). This paper aims to explore the… CONTINUE READING
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