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Nondirectiveness

  1. Bonnie S LeRoy

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005894

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How to Cite

LeRoy, B. S. 2006. Nondirectiveness. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Nondirectiveness is a concept that genetic counselors have supported as the foundation for their counseling approach. The underlying goal of nondirectiveness is to have the patient make fully informed autonomous decisions surrounding their genetic information.

Keywords:

  • nondirectiveness;
  • genetic counseling;
  • ethical values;
  • patient autonomy;
  • value neutral;
  • counselor