The practical guide to the genetic family history / Robin L. Bennett.

Author
Bennett, Robin L., MS, CGC [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.
Description
xxvii, 355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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"The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surveillance, and informing and educating patients." "Featuring a new Foreword by Arno Motulsky, widely recognized as the founder of medical genetics, and completely updated to reflect the most recent findings in genetic medicine, this Second Edition presents the latest information and methods for preparing and assessing a pedigree." "Throughout the book, clinical examples based on hypothetical families illustrate key concepts, helping readers understand how real issues present themselves and how they can be resolved." "This book will enable all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and physician assistants, as well as genetic counselors, to take full advantage of the pedigree as a primary tool for making a genetic risk assessment and providing counseling for patients and their families."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780470040720 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0470040726 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2009054241
OCLC
495594932
RCP
C - S

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