A Guide to Genetic Counseling

A Guide to Genetic Counseling

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Edited by Wendy R. Uhlmann, Edited by Jane L. Schuette, Edited by Beverly Yashar

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 648 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 34mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 0470179651
  • ISBN 13: 9780470179659
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 511,379

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The first book devoted exclusively to the principles and practice of genetic counseling, and also written by genetic counselors for genetic counselors, this best-selling and most widely recognized reference book in the field returns in a new edition with updated content. A Guide to Genetic Counseling, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of genetic counseling, focusing on the components, theoretical framework, goals and unique approach to patient care that are the basis of this profession. The book defines the core competencies and covers the genetic counseling process from case initiation to completion.

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Author information

Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program. Jane L. Schuette, MS, CGC has been a genetic counselor for 26 years ansd is currently genetic counselor and clinic coordinator in the Division of Pediatric Genetics at the University of Michigan Health System. Beverly M. Yashar, MS, PhD, CGC is the program director for the genetic counseling graduate training program in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.

Review quote

"Revised and updated, this edition incorporates new chapters on research, the evolving clinical and non clinical roles of genetic counselors and developing areas for the profession, genetic counselors as educators, and risk communication and decision-making." ( Book News , December 2009)

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Contributors. 1. The Practice of Genetic Counseling ( Ann P. Walker ). 2. The Ultimate Genetic Tool: The Family History ( Jane L. Schuette and Robin L. Bennett ). 3. Interviewing: Beginning to See Each Other ( Kathryn Spitzer Kim ). 4. Thinking It All Through: Case Preparation and Management ( Wendy R. Uhlmann ). 5. Psychosocial Counseling ( Luba Djurdjinovic ). 6. Patient Education ( Ann C. M. Smith and Toni I. Pollin ). 7. Risk Communication and Decision-Making ( Bonnie Jeanne Baty ). 8. The Medical Genetics Evaluation ( Elizabeth M. Petty ) 9. Understanding Genetic Testing ( W. Andrew Faucett and Patricia A. Ward ). 10. Medical Documentation ( Debra Lochner Doyle ). 11. Multicultural Counseling ( Gottfried Oosterwal ). 12. Ethical and Legal Issues ( Susan Schmerler ). 13. Student Supervision: Strategies for Providing Direction, Guidance, and Support ( Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie S. LeRoy ). 14. Genetic Counseling Research: Understanding the Basics ( Beverly M. Yashar ). 15. Professional Identity and Development ( Elizabeth A. Gettig and Karen Greendale ). 16. Genetic Counselors as Educators ( Debra L. Collins and Joseph D. McInerney ). 17. Evolving Roles, Expanding Opportunities ( Elizabeth A. Balkite and Maureen E. Smith ). 18. Putting it All Together: Three Case Examples ( Jane L. Schuette, Donna F. Blumenthal, Monica L. Marvin, and Cheryl Shuman ). Index.