Competency information

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Reflect on how a patient’s beliefs and values have influenced their response to genetic counselling and testing and how you responded to these in trainee led consultations

Considerations

  • Own attitudes, beliefs and values in relation to disability and culture, and consider how this could influence the consultation
  • Eliciting patients’ beliefs and values in relation to genetic counselling and/or testing
  • Influence of beliefs and values in an individual’s response to genetic counselling
  • Influence of beliefs and values in relation to genetic counselling and/or testing and the contribution to delivering better quality genetic counselling to the individual
  • Providing genetic counselling appropriately to patients from a diversity of social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • The role of the genetic counsellor and other health professionals, e.g. interpreters in providing genetic counselling appropriately to patients from a diversity of social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Use of counselling supervision

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 1 Outcome

Lead on establishing the patient agenda and psychosocial needs in complex genetic and genomic counselling consultations, under the supervision of a GCRB registered Genetic Counsellor.

# 2 Outcome

Employ counselling skills to facilitate complex decision making during genetic and genomic counselling consultations.

# 3 Outcome

Apply communication skills to provide complex genomic test results in an empathic manner.

# 4 Outcome

Use counselling supervision and multidisciplinary meetings to work through ethical and cultural issues in genomic counselling practice.