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Working together across Arts, Medicine and Education: Enhancing genetic literacy in genetic counselling consultations

Summary Description:

This project aims at investigating genetic literacy (existing vs. expected levels) among patients/ clients who have been diagnosed with or are at risk of a genetic disorder and who are making a decision about accepting/ declining genetic testing in genetic counselling consultations; the findings about genetic literacy will be consolidated in a web-based information and education resource for patients/ clients. The project also aims at contributing to professional practice by identifying and disseminating strategies of effective communication of genetic information for facilitating patients/ clients' decision-making; this will be achieved through micro-level analyses of an extensive data corpus of real-life audio/video-recorded genetic counselling consultations and other resources across different genetic conditions at several clinical sites.

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