Providing current or prospective parents with information on the probabilities of inherited diseases occurring in their children, and on diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.
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[n] - counseling to advise prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
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Genetic counseling: An educational counseling process for individuals and families who have a genetic disease or who are at risk for such a disease. Genetic counseling is designed to provide patients and their families with information about their condition and help them make informed decisions. The...
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<genetics> The genetic testing of couples who are planning to be parents in which their genomes are evaluated and they are given advice or information from a specialist regarding the likelihood of them having children with genetic diseases or defects. ... (07 May 1998) ...
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noun guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. the process whereby an expert in genetic disorders provides information about risk and clinical burden of a disorder or disorders to patients or relatives in families with genetic disorders as an aid to making informed and responsible decisions about marriage, children, ea...
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Genetic counseling is the process by which patients or relatives, at risk of an inherited disorder, are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning. This complex process can ...
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Provides patients and their families with education and information about genetic-related conditions and helps them make informed decisions.
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A short-term educational counseling process for individuals and families who have a genetic disease or who are at risk for such a disease. Genetic counseling provides patients with information about their condition and helps them make informed decisions.
Found op http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/G/genetic_counseling.html
A professional service that provides individuals and couples that have a genetic disorder, or are at risk of a particular disorder, with information about the condition. The counselor can provide education and materials that would allow couples at risk to make informed decisions about having childre...
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A communication process between a specially trained health professional and a person concerned about the genetic risk of disease. The person's family and personal medical history may be discussed, and counseling may lead to genetic testing.
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A communication process between health care provider and client that emphasizes providing accurate and up-to-date information about a genetic disorder in a sensitive and supportive, non-directive manner.
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Counseling with a health care professional to help prospective parents understand and evaluate their risks of having a child born with birth defects
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