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Genetic clinics in arab communities: meeting individual, family and community needs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19023188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arab societies are characterized by a wide range of family and social structures, religious and legal conventions, and highly variable economic resources. As might be expected under these circumstances, genetic services cannot readily be devised, delivered, and assessed according to a single model. However, in general terms, the provision of genetic services in Arab communities at all population levels is still inadequate given the prevalence and burden of genetic diseases. Improving this situation calls for major educational efforts that include increasing the genetic literacy of the general public, comprehensive courses and campaigns to familiarize primary health care workers with counseling needs and skills and with referral guidelines for high-risk families, updating medical, nursing, and paramedical curricula to incorporate information on community genetics, and training clinical and laboratory genetic specialists to meet the short- and long-term goals of genetic disease prevention and management.
Authors:
H Hamamy; A H Bittles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health genomics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1662-4246     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Genomics     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474167     Medline TA:  Public Health Genomics     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, Amman, Jordan.
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