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Patient advice and reference 

Patient advice and reference
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Patient advice and reference
Author(s):

Helen E. Turner

, Richard Eastell

, and Ashley Grossman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199672837.003.0019
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date: 15 April 2021

This chapter provides simplified figures and diagrams to help explain common hormonal conditions to patients in clinic, as well as resources on bone and mineral metabolism, such as the National Osteoporosis Society (commonly abbreviated as NOS) in the UK. It discusses clinical genetics services, including genetic testing and genetic counselling, which is defined as ‘a communications process which deals with human problems associated with the occurrence, or the risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in a family’. The chapter also provides information on resources for travel advice and other forms of patient support. In addition, it enumerates services offered to better understand endocrine-related disorders, testing options, education materials, and treatments.

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