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A Relational Approach to Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Forbes Shepherd, Rowan; Kayali Browne, Tamara; Warwick, Linda


Ethical issues arise for genetic counselors when a client fails to disclose a genetic diagnosis of hereditary disease to family: they must consider the rights of the individual client to privacy and confidentiality as well as the rights of the family to know their genetic risk. Although considerable work has addressed issues of non-disclosure from the client's perspective, there is a lack of qualitative research into how genetic counselors address this issue in practice. In this study, a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Genetic Counseling
DOI: 10.1007/s10897-016-0022-2


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