Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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