Journal article

Rapid acute care genomics: Challenges and opportunities for genetic counselors

Fiona Lynch, Amy Nisselle, Clara L Gaff, Belinda McClaren

Journal of Genetic Counseling | WILEY | Published : 2020


Genomic medicine in pediatric acute care is showing great promise, with rapid results from exome and genome sequencing returned within days providing critically important information for treatment and management of seriously ill children. Many have suggested that rapid acute care genomics presents novel genetic counseling issues. This is due to the need for rapid response to referrals, the immense emotional distress that parents are likely to experience when their child is in acute care, and the unfamiliar environment of the acute care setting. To explore the practice of genetic counselors in this setting, we conducted qualitative interviews with 16 genetic counselors (GCs), representing a l..

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Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program; Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Number: GNT1113531; Royal Children's Hospital Foundation