Genetic Counseling: Nondirectiveness
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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How to Cite
Wolff, G. 2006. Genetic Counseling: Nondirectiveness. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Nondirectiveness in genetic counseling is an attitude that, in practice, tries to avoid the pitfalls of directiveness by respecting client autonomy as far as possible. It has its roots in humanistic psychology, but its development has been poorly recognized in human genetics; therefore it is often misinterpreted and misunderstood.
- genetic counseling;