Identifying clients who might benefit from genetic services and information
Clara L Gaff Senior genetic counsellor and co-director, Master’s programme in genetic counselling, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff
This article is the first in a series of seven which examine competence standards for nurses, midwives and health visitors in relation to genetics. The author indicates who might benefit from a genetic consultation and describes the use of a family history– in the form of a family tree – to identify these clients. Client expectations of a genetic consultation and managing these are also discussed.
Nursing Standard. 20, 1, 49-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.09.20.1.49.c3955Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review