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    Genetic Counseling According to Berger (2014), a patient can receive genetic counseling to learn more about a condition/disease he or she may possibly be at risk for and may possibly pass onto their children (p. 88). A genetic counselor is educated and trained to describe to the patient the condition/disease, the benefits and drawbacks for taking the genetic test, the test results’ meaning, and how having the condition could affect their future children (Berger, 2014, p. 88). Then, the patient

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    What is genetic counseling? What is a genetic counselor? Those questions and more are some things I remember thinking about in my sophomore year chemistry class. I was so intrigued, yet I had no idea what any of it meant. At the time, I had no idea how common they were, and just how much genetics advanced every day while I was clueless. Our genes are what make us who we are. Humans share 99.5% of our DNA with each other. That means that every piece of DNA that makes us different is only .5% of

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    Genetic counseling is for older child bearing mothers seeking counseling for the best course to take with giving birth. In most cases this is for older women who are becoming mothers. It is common that the baby could be born with a hereditary disorder and genetic problems due to the mothers high chromosomal abnormalities. As a young mothers pregnancy it is 1 in every 200 pregnancies to have this problem, for older mothers the rate is 1 in every 20 pregnancies. (schonberg&tifft, 2007) Some disorders

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    ease her mind my pediatrician referred her to a genetic counselor (GC). I was three when I was sitting across from a genetic counselor, so I never knew what the role of a genetic counselor was or any specifics of the profession. When I was in high school my mom mentioned her visit to a genetic counselor and I asked her to expand on that

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    Genetic counseling is a newfound passion of mine fostered by my NIH research postbac position in Dr. Karen Usdin’s lab and volunteering as a crisis prevention & intervention hotline counselor. These are the experiences I have been able to procure on my path to graduate school to explore my interest in the scientific and psychological relationship needed to counsel individuals about genetic disease. It was after I was able to sit in and observe one of the Johns Hopkins/NHGRI genetic counseling seminar

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    Genetic counseling Genetic counseling is and can be a long and nerve racking process. It is a process where patients or relatives at risk of a disorder that runs in their family are told the danger and the situation of the disorder. Options are opened to them in planning and management from a doctor. There is a National Society of Genetic Counselors they call genetic counseling a understanding and adaptation to medicine. This process is sometimes Interpretation of medical histories to find the chances

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    Genetic Disease Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment Advocacy and Decision Making in Genetics Competencies for Contemporary Nursing Issues (GNT1) Juanita Allen Janette Barney Western Governor 's University Task 3 724.2.5-03-08 724.2.6-02-09 Mr. and Mrs. Trosack have recently been told through chorionic villus testing, that their unborn child has Tay Sachs disease.As the case manager there should be several appropriate members identified for an interdisciplinary team to obtain information

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    audience is couples ages 30-45 seeking genetic counseling for prenatal services. 2. The likely secondary audiences are genetic counselors, possibly younger or older couples outside of the specified age range, and doctors used for referrals. 3. The purpose of the document is to explain the benefits of prenatal genetic counselling, procedures and tests used to find genetic abnormalities, and what to do with the information received through genetic counseling. 4. The goal of the document is to persuade

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    carries a gene for a known genetic disorder. For the purpose of this discussion, I will discuss what services genetic counseling can offer a couple who are carries of a genetic disorder prior to having children. Next I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of genetic counseling. Lastly, I will discuss how to provide psychosocial support for couples. Genetic testing done prior to pregnancy can offer a couple reassurances to whether they are carries for a genetic disorder. The couple will

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    Genetic counseling Tabytha Balash Ohio University Genetic counseling Genetic testing is done for several reasons. Couples are tested for possible carriers of inherited genetic disorders, and the possibility of passing on the disorder to their offspring. Prenatal testing can be done to diagnosis conditions to allow parents to choose to continue a pregnancy. Lastly, testing can be performed to show whether a person is carrying a gene for a specific disease or disorder. This paper will discuss

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