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Interactive genetic counseling role-play: a novel educational strategy for family physicians.
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PMID:  18231847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Family physicians (FPs) are increasingly involved in delivering genetic services. Familiarization with aspects of genetic counseling may enable FPs to help patients make informed choices. PURPOSE: Exploration of interactive role-play as a means to raise FPs' awareness of the process and content of genetic counseling. METHODS: FPs attending two large Canadian family medicine conferences in 2005 were eligible -- 93 participated. FPs discussed a case during a one-on-one session with a genetic counselor. Evaluation involved pre and post intervention questionnaires RESULTS: FPs' baseline genetic knowledge was self-rated as uniformly poor. Baseline confidence was highest in eliciting family history and providing psychosocial support and lowest in discussing risks/benefits of genetic testing and counseling process. Post-intervention, 80% of FPs had better appreciation of family history and 97% indicated this was an effective learning experience. CONCLUSIONS: Role-play with FPs is effective in raising awareness of the process and content of genetic counseling and may be applied to other health disciplines.
Sean M Blaine; June C Carroll; Andrea L Rideout; Gord Glendon; Wendy Meschino; Cheryl Shuman; Deanna Telner; Natasha Van Iderstine; Joanne Permaul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of genetic counseling     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1059-7700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Genet Couns     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-10     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206865     Medline TA:  J Genet Couns     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical, Continuing*
Family Practice / education*
Genetic Counseling*
Genetic Testing
Genetics, Medical / education*
Middle Aged
Models, Educational
Program Evaluation
Role Playing*

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