Parents’ Communication with Siblings of Children Affected by an Inherited Genetic Condition

@article{Plumridge2011ParentsCW,
  title={Parents’ Communication with Siblings of Children Affected by an Inherited Genetic Condition},
  author={Gillian Plumridge and Alison Metcalfe and Jane Coad and Paramjit Gill},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={374-383}
}
The objective of this study was to explore parents’ communication about risk with siblings of children affected by an inherited genetic condition, and to ascertain what level of support, if any, is required from health professionals. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with affected and unaffected children and their parents. Families were affected by one of six genetic conditions representing different patterns of inheritance and variations in age of onset, life expectancy and impact on… CONTINUE READING