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Talking Genetics Communicating Genetic Information course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eintegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

This session considers the importance of communicating genetic information in a sensitive, non-judgemental way. It enables the GP to consider common misconceptions and the impact of genetic communication for the patient and family.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in January 2019.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe how communicating genetic information in an understandable way, remaining non-directive and supporting informed decision making, improves patient choice
  • Assess confidentiality issues when information about one individual can be used in a predictive manner for another family member
  • Recognise the impact of different attitudes and beliefs about inheritance
  • Discuss the fact that genetic information impacts not only on the patient but also on their immediate and extended family
  • Explain the emotional impact of a genetic diagnosis on a patient and their family (including guilt about passing on a condition)

There are some key principles and challenges when discussing genetics and genomics in primary care practice. The principles include a non-directive approach, acknowledging the different attitudes and beliefs about inheritance and acknowledging the emotional impact within the family of a genetic diagnosis.


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Instructors / Speakers
Candy Cooley M.Med Sci, BSc (Hons) Education,
Retired

Candy worked for over 14 years in an academic capacity, teaching cancer and palliative care at undergraduate and post graduate level. She is particularly interested in supporting staff in all clinical settings to feel confident and competent to deliver the best care and to act as the patient’s advocate. She then moved into the field of genetics and managed the National Genetics Education Centre, whose key remit is to develop genetics knowledge and skills with non-genetics healthcare professionals. She has a wide publication and conference presentation profile.

Delivery
Title
Talking Genetics Communicating Genetic Information course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
-- GENERAL MEDICAL--
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.02_07
Access Duration (in months)
12
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