TITLE

Education: Discussing genetics with your patients

AUTHOR(S)
Farndon, Peter; Bishop, Michelle
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;4/9/2010, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how general practitioners (GP) should communicate genetic concepts to patients. Patients often expect clarification of information given by GPs during a hospital appointment. It has been found that drawing diagrams to explain how genes are passed on from parent to the offspring can be helpful. Patients should also be provided with mathematical probability of recurrence as either odds or a percentage.
ACCESSION #
66153364

 

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