Practice Guidelines for Communicating a Prenatal or Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

@article{Sheets2011PracticeGF,
  title={Practice Guidelines for Communicating a Prenatal or Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors},
  author={Kathryn B. Sheets and Blythe G. Crissman and Cori D. Feist and Susan L Sell and L. R. Johnson and Kelly C. Donahue and D. Masser-Frye and Gail S. Brookshire and A. Carr{\'e} and D. Lagrave and C. Brasington},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={432-441}
}
  • Kathryn B. Sheets, Blythe G. Crissman, +8 authors C. Brasington
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Genetic Counseling
  • Down syndrome is one of the most common conditions encountered in the genetics clinic. Due to improvements in healthcare, educational opportunities, and community inclusion over the past 30 years, the life expectancy and quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome have significantly improved. As prenatal screening and diagnostic techniques have become more enhanced and widely available, genetic counselors can expect to frequently provide information and support following a new diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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