Advanced Genetic Counseling Practice
reflects the growing recognition that the role of genetic counselors extends well beyond that of an information provider. Well trained, experienced genetic counselors will benefit from chapters intended to further develop professionals’ ability to gather relevant information effectively; interpret information for patients; provide patients with appropriate resources; then go one step further.
The authors encourage counselors to understand patient situations, incorporate patient values into clinical practice, provide in-depth support, and deal with both manifest and latent factors affecting patient decision-making to truly facilitate informed, autonomous decisions.
Keywords: Oncology & Radiotherapy