Risk Assessment / Inheritance / Counseling

Risk Assessment, Inheritance, Counseling and Deaf Culture

“There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.” Bernice Johnson Reagon

Thanks to Emily King, Master’s candidate in Genetic Counseling at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and to Sarah Hatcher, undergraduate student at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, for their work as contributing authors for this case.

Commentary by Ginger Norris, MGC, CGC, Genetic Counselor

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this case, genetic counselors will be able to:

1.      Discuss the meaning of disability referring to the pathological and cultural models.

2.      Identify the four main types of nonverbal communication and their impact on the overall communication process.

3.      Define incidental learning and explain its relevance to genetic counseling.

4.      Explain how to use the PRACTICE mnemonic in genetic counseling.














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