Genetic counseling process
Part 1. Genetics
1.6. Genetic Medicine and Clinical Genetics
Basic Techniques and Approaches
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Schneider, G. H. 2005. Genetic counseling process. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.6:81.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Genetic counseling is a process whose aim is to communicate information about genetic disease to patients or families. This process involves multiple steps that may include, but not be limited to, gathering and assessment of information, establishment of a diagnosis or risk of disease, and discussion of the implications as well as available options to address risk for family members. Support and counseling is also a very important component of this process, which focuses on promoting informed decision-making for patients who are often in very difficult situations.
- genetic counseling;
- counseling process;
- risk assessment;