Identifying clients who might benefit from genetic services and information
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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.c3955

Correspondence

gaffc@cardiff.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review