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Variation in content in prenatal genetic counseling interviews.
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PMID:  24233796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Thirty non-MD genetic counselors from five cities described their pre-test interview for a client of advanced maternal age, indicating the frequency they addressed each of 16 topics. Near-universal were family history taking, procedural descriptions and complication rates, and the client's fetal risk level for certain disorders. Less frequently included were description of sex chromosome abnormalities with variable expression, choices if an abnormality is found, and description of actual abortion procedures (fewer than one-third always included this). Counselors cited client discomfort in minimizing abortion-related discussions. Both training programs and genetic services might stress conveying the differences in maternal risk associated with trimester of abortion, a factor arguably relevant to a client's informed decision making. Also, given U.S. demographic changes, they should consider increased staff training in cross-cultural counseling techniques.
B M Burke; A Kolker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of genetic counseling     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1059-7700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Genet Couns     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206865     Medline TA:  J Genet Couns     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-38     Citation Subset:  -    
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