Beratung und hilfe an genetischen einrichtungen in grossbritannien

Translated title of the contribution: Counseling and support for regional genetics centers in Great Britain

S. J. Blacksell, S. P. Ball, D. R. Phillips

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The National Health Service in Britain has responded to the increased demand for specialist genetics services by establishing a system of regional genetics centres. Provision at these centres now increasingly includes a role for specialist counselling which is seen as distinct from clinical consultation. Interviews at 29 centres found that recognition given to counselling and support varied widels. A small number of centres had developed advanced counselling protocols. Three centres provided nurse-counsellors for home visits, support during consultation, and follow-up for 90% of clinets, whilst four centres provided no specialist counselling at all. Other contrasts were found in deployment and training of counselling personnel.

Translated title of the contributionCounseling and support for regional genetics centers in Great Britain
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)230-235
Number of pages6
JournalMedizinische Genetik
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • client-based counselling
  • genetic counselling
  • genetic register
  • regional genetic centres

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