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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st CenturyUsing Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease$
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Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001

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Impact of genetic information and genetic counseling on public health

Impact of genetic information and genetic counseling on public health

(p.361) 19 Impact of genetic information and genetic counseling on public health
Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Judith L. Benkendorf

Beth N. Peshkin

Caryn Lerman

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the evolution of the genetic counseling process as an integral part of genetic health and medical care. It discusses the settings in which genetic counseling presently occurs and who provides these services. This discussion includes the role of genetic counseling as an adjunct to testing in preconception and prenatal care, as well as in general medicine. The chapter also reviews literature on the impact of various genetic counseling and testing programs on patients' quality of life and health-related behaviors. It concludes with a discussion of the current role of genetic counseling in public health, and an examination of the advantages and disadvantages of a model that addresses and integrates the goals of both fields while maximizing the strengths of each.

Keywords:   genetic counseling, public health practice, genetic health, health care, testing programs

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