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Genetic Counselor Communication and Counseling Skills for the Laboratory 

Genetic Counselor Communication and Counseling Skills for the Laboratory
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Genetic Counselor Communication and Counseling Skills for the Laboratory
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Karen E. Wain

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10.1093/med/9780190604929.003.0012
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date: 28 November 2020

Laboratory genetic counselors need to use excellent communication skills when discussing genetic testing and relaying test results. Genetic counselors serve as key members of the patient’s circle of care. By using their counseling skills, they promote best practices in genetic testing. This chapter demonstrate the use of counseling skills in the laboratory setting. It outlines key factors to consider when communicating with other healthcare professionals, such as working without visual cues, building rapport, and gathering information.

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