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Genetic Counselling for Hemophilia

 
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Year: 2015

Language: English

Author(s): Michelle Alabek, Richa Mohan, Marianna H. Raia

Also Available In: Spanish

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Genetic counselling constitutes an integral part of the comprehensive hemophilia care team providing people with hemophilia, and their families, clinical and scientific information, supporting individuals through the decision-making process regarding prenatal and carrier testing, and offering individualized psychosocial assessment and counselling before and after genetic testing. This resource introduces genetic counsellors, the genetic counselling process, and a framework for practice. Factors that influence genetic counselling and challenges that arise in a resource-poor setting are discussed.