Practical Genetic Counselling

Practical Genetic Counselling

The counselling of those at risk from inherited disorders forms an integral and expanding part of medicine, and advances are continually being made in this area of practice. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component, and this book provides invaluable up-to-dateguidance through the profusion of new information, and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Changes for the sixth edition include full coverage of the implications of the human genome project for clinical genetic practice, the expanding societal implications of humangenetics, and increased coverage of genetics and common diseases, including cancer genetics. The layout of the book has been much improved and modernized, with line illustrations redrawn throughout.

Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling, Eighth Edition

Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling, Eighth Edition

Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet '...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal Medicine Universally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians alike, Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling has established itself as the essential guide to counselling those at risk from inherited disorders. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component and this book provides invaluable and up to date guidance through the profusion of new information in this area and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Within its established, tried and trusted framework, the book contains new chapters on: laboratory methods, new genetic sequencing techniques and the applications of genome-wide SNP association studies, genetic susceptibility, cross cultural aspects and the genetic counselling process. It has expand chapters on genetic screening and screening of newborn, treatment techniques and rational approaches to treatment, non-Mendelian inheritance, free fetal DNA in prenatal screening and diagnosis. Key features: - Fully updated to provide the very latest information when in a busy consulting room or clinic - Clear and authoritative advice applicable to everyday clinical practice - Reflects the rapid development of knowledge in this area, including the implications of the human genome project and related technology The eighth edition of this popular, best selling text continues to be an essential source of reference for trainee and practitioner genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians. Also it provides valuable background for specialist nurses, counsellors, social scientists, ethicists as well as genetics laboratory staff.

Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory

Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory

An essential manual for the future of genetic counseling Genetic counselors possess the important set of skills necessary to face the unique challenges encountered within the laboratory. As the primary liaisons between genetic technologies and patient-facing clinicians, lab counselors must have equal competency in genetic testing protocols, interpretation, and communication of clinical recommendations. Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory is the first book to codify the theory and practice of laboratory genetic counseling in an accessible and comprehensive format. With contributions from laboratorians, geneticists, and genetic counselors from more than 30 institutions, it offers a manual of standards and practices that will benefit students and counselors at any career stage. Topical coverage includes: - Interpretation of genetic tests, including those specific to biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and prenatal screening - Practical guidelines for test utilization, test development, and laboratory case management - Elements for education and training in the laboratory - Counseling skills, including the consideration of ethical dilemmas, nonclinical considerations, including sales and publishing For students in this important sector of the industry or for counselors already working in it, Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory offers readers a standardized approach to a dynamic subject matter that will help shape the field's future.

Practical Genetic Counselling

Practical Genetic Counselling

Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet'...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal MedicineUniversally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical

Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling

Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling

Preceded by Practical genetic counselling / Peter S. Harper. 7th ed. 2010.

High Altitude Medicine and Physiology

High Altitude Medicine and Physiology

More than half a century has passed since man first stood on the summit of Mount Everest, and the story of man's attempts to climb higher and higher unaided is one of the more colourful and exciting in medicine and physiology. The past few decades have seen an explosion in the interest in mountain pursuits in general, as increasing numbers of peopl

Practical Genetic Counselling, Sixth edition

Practical Genetic Counselling, Sixth edition

The counselling of those at risk from inherited disorders forms an integral and expanding part of medicine, and advances are continually being made in this area of practice. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component, and this book provides invaluable, up-to-date guidance through the profusion of new information, and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Changes for the sixth edition include full coverage of the implications of the human genome project for clinical genetic practice, the expanding societal implications of human genetics, and increased coverage of genetics and common diseases, including cancer genetics. The layout of the book has been much improved and modernized, with line illustrations redrawn throughout.

Genetic Counselling

Practice and Principles

Genetic Counselling

Contributions to this study are drawn both from health professionals engaged in genetic counselling and from observers and critics with backgrounds in law, philosophy, biology, and the social sciences. This diversity will enable health professonals to examine their activities with a fresh eye, and will help the observer-critic to understand the ethical problems that arise in genetic counselling practice, rather than in imaginary encounters. Most examinations of the ethical issues raised by genetics are concerned in a broad sense with the application of new technology to human reproduction. This volume focuses on genetic counselling and screening as such, providing valuable insights for the health professional, social scientist, philosopher, lawyer, and bioethicist.