Recognising the limitations of your genetics expertise
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Recognising the limitations of your genetics expertise

Caroline M Benjamin Honorary research fellow, School of Health Sciences, The University of Birmingham, and genetic counsellor, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Kimberley Gamet Macmillan genetic counsellor, Department of Clinical Genetics, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

The sixth article in this series aims to provide you with sufficient knowledge to refer a client for further genetic assessment. The focus is on the skills needed to recognise the limitations of one’s own genetics competence, as described in the competency standard statement; this is that, at the point of registration, all nurses, midwives and health visitors should be able to recognise the limitations of their own genetics experience based on an understanding of their professional role in the referral, provision or follow up to genetics services.

Nursing Standard. 20, 6, 49-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.10.20.6.49.c3981

Correspondence

caroline.benjamin@rlc.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review