Prepare individuals for the potential outcomes of diagnostic genetic tests in trainee led consultations
- Alternative options and the legitimacy of each option
- The benefits and risks of the alternatives, taking account of patients’ concerns and personal circumstances
- The uncertainties associated with available options
- Assessing the individual’s understanding of the decision
- Information regarding the potential outcomes of a genetic test to identify the underlying cause for their condition
- Eliciting individual preferences for risk management options
- Exploring with patients their anticipated response to the potential outcomes of a genetic test to identify the underlying cause of their condition
- Informed consent
- Genetic tests available for different genetic conditions and clinical situations
- Procedure to order genetic tests
- The effect of genetic test results on patient care and the care pathway for different genetic conditions
- Risk, benefits and limitation of interventions
- Implications for family members
Relevant learning outcomes
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.
Employ counselling skills to facilitate complex decision making during genetic and genomic counselling consultations.
Apply communication skills to provide complex genomic test results in an empathic manner.