What is genetic counselling?Genetic counselling is a communication process, which aims to help individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, familial and reproductive implications of the genetic contribution to specific health conditions.This process integrates the following:
Adapted from: Resta et al, (2006) A new definition of genetic counelling: NSGC task force report, J Gen Couns.The role of genetic counsellors at PRISM
Genetic counsellors at PRISM are involved in:
If you have participated in the Biobank research study you may be contacted about attending a genetic counselling appointment. Or you may be interested in having your whole genome sequenced at the Precision Health Clinic.The type of information that may be discussed could include:
Useful resources to find more information about genetic conditions:
For clinicians and participants, if you have any questions about genetic counselling processes or appointments, please contact Yasmin Bylstra firstname.lastname@example.org.