With the increase in knowledge around genetic issues, it is important that all health care providers are prepared to have thorough genetic-based discussions now with our patients. In this case, synthesize your knowledge into a client case with a real or potential genetic health-related illness.
Write a 1,000-1,250 word paper addressing a client case that might benefit from the process of genetic counseling.
Discussion of the Reason for the Genetic Counseling Based on the Findings From Your Completion of the History Tool: Mr. R. is 43 y/o Male, no medical history, healthy, average weight. However, he is a smoker since he was 16. Father deceased at 72, with history of ex smoker, emphysema, esophageal cancer, hypertension. Mother still alive, history of lung cancer on remission, ex smoker, COPD. Mr. R. has 2 sisters and 1 brother, all healthy without medical issues. Discuss the reason of counseling due to family history of Cancers and smoking cessation.
Discuss the possible reactions the patient may have to your counseling and how to avoid negative reactions.
Imagine as if you are giving this counseling to Mr. R. Discuss the following:
- Selection of treatment
- Monitoring of treatment effectiveness