A Comprehensive Guide to Genetic Counseling


Benjamin A. Kepert (Editor)

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues
BISAC: SCI029000

In this compilation, the authors describe the psychological consequences and effects of predictive cancer genetic testing in both breast and ovarian cancer. Predictive genetic tests are being offered to an increasing number of women as the availability and public awareness of genetic testing increases.

Next, A Comprehensive Guide to Genetic Counseling assesses the parental psychosocial implications, such as emotions and coping, regarding the earlier diagnosis of Usher syndrome via genetic testing compared to parents of children who were diagnosed later via ophthalmologic findings.

The closing chapter reports on a comprehensive analysis of the studies performed on genetic counseling, particularly those pertaining to the Israeli Arab society. Furthermore, an overview of the various socio-demographic, economic, cultural and religious aspects is provided.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Psychological Aspects in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing
(Valentina Elisabetta Di Mattei, Martina Mazzetti and Martina Bernardi, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Faculty of Psychology, Milan, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Next-Generation Sequencing Experience: Impact of Early Diagnosis of Usher Syndrome
(Caitlin Wright, Aimee Brown, Christina Hurst, Amrita Mukherjee, Michael Albert, Jr., MD, Gerald McGwin, PhD, and Nathaniel H. Robin, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, US)

Chapter 3. Genetic Counseling (GC) in the Arab Society of Israel
(Abdelnaser Asad Zalan, PhD, and Rajech Abdullah Sharkia, PhD, Department of Human Biology, Triangle Regional Research and Development Centre, Kfar-Qari, Israel, and others)


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