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Genetic Counseling: Impact on the Family System

  1. Christine Evans1,
  2. Eddy Street2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005625

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How to Cite

Evans, C. and Street, E. 2006. Genetic Counseling: Impact on the Family System. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

From a family systems perspective, the psychological nature of genetic counseling brings to the surface past, present and future family issues for consideration. The manner in which families deal with this information is influenced by interactional patterns that may inhibit or allow emotional processing.

Keywords:

  • psychological framework;
  • consultation;
  • family system;
  • emotional processing