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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is a communication process which deals with the human problems associated with the occurrence or the risk of occurrence of a genetic disorder in a family. This process involves comprehending the medical facts including the diagnosis the probable cause of disorder and the available management.

Studying the way heredity contributes to the disorder and the risk of recurrence in specified relations. Understanding the symptoms or deal with the risk of recurrence in specified relations. Make them choose the course of action which seems appropriate to them in view of the risk and make the best possible adjustment to the disorder in an affected family member.

Genetic counseling should be provided by a team of professionals that may include physician, genetic counselor, social worker and psychologist. The person who is seeking counseling refers to as counselee.

A counselor should be sensitive to the need of the patient and should never decide for the family about what should be done with the abnormal child. A counselor also should not come between them and their religion.

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