Amelia’s father died at 46 of colon cancer. She is afraid that she might be at risk and asks you about going on the Internet to order a direct-to-consumer genetic test. She doesn’t want to have her physician order the test because she is afraid of genetic discrimination. She says that she would really like to know her risk and asks if you think taking this test would be a good idea. You suggest that she consider meeting with a genetics counselor first.
What advantages would genetic counseling have for Amelia?
What does nondirective genetic counseling mean in this case?
What is the role of the general nurse in this patient’s genomic care?
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