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Impact of Genetic Condition on Families and Genetic Counselling

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Impact of Genetic Condition on Families
  • Genetic Counselling
IMPACT OF GENETIC CONDITION ON FAMILIES

Clinical genetics is concerned with the diagnosis and management of the medical, social, and psychological aspects of hereditary disease. As in all other areas of medicine, it is essential to make a correct diagnosis and to provide appropriate treatment, which must include helping the affected person and family members understand and come to terms with the nature and consequences of the disorder. When a disorder is diagnosed as heritable, there is an added dimension: the need to inform the members of the family about the disorder, emphasize on their risk ...

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