Competency information


Deliver a bad news results following predictive and/or prenatal tests, reflect on the family context and circumstances under supervision


  • Counselling techniques for delivering bad news
  • Implications of the genetic test results for diagnosis/prognosis and reproductive options
  • Communicating genetic test results in an empathic manner
  • Communicating genetic test results with clarity about the boundaries of certain/uncertain information
  • Communicating genetic test results taking into account patients’ current concerns, health literacy and cognitive ability
  • Helping patients adapt to and accept their result
  • SPIKES model

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 3 Outcome

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