Analyzing communication in genetic consultations-A systematic review
Jean Paul, Sylvia Metcalfe, Lesley Stirling, Brenda Wilson, Jan Hodgson
Patient Education and Counseling | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review studies that have analyzed communication within medical consultations involving genetic specialists and report on their findings and design. METHODS: Drawing from PRISMA and appropriate guidelines for reviewing qualitative research, a systematic search of seven databases was conducted, followed by selection of studies for inclusion based on a set of criteria. Three authors conducted data extraction and narrative synthesis. RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were identified and were heterogeneous in setting, design, and methods, with many including limited descriptions of health professionals involved. Despite this variability, studies generally pursued the follow..View full abstract
The primary author, Jean Paul, is a PhD student and is supported with an Australian Postgraduate Award and was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. We are grateful to Jennifer Warburton, Library Research Consultant, at the Melbourne School of Graduate Research, The University of Melbourne, for her consultation with the search strategy.