Individuals, Families, and the New Era of Genetics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

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Oktober 2006



Establishing genetics as a top priority for scientists, clinicians, and educators. A revolution has occurred in the practice of medicine that will have a profound effect on the family. Here, a stellar group of mental health practitioners assess the impact of genetic knowledge on family life in such areas as: genetic screening and testing; law and ethics; infertility; informed decision making; and the current understanding of various genetic conditions such as Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and juvenile diabetes.


Susan H. McDaniel is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She lives in Rochester, New York. Suzanne M. Miller is Senior Member of the Population Science Division of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. John S. Rolland is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He lives in Chicago.


This book serves up just about exactly what we need in order to deal with the flood of genetic information pouring over the transom. More than anything else it gives clinicians, educators, and researchers a way to think about genetic information as it applies to people's lives and patients' health. It succeeds beyond expectations. . . . [A] "tour de force". I believe there is no better source of orientation, information, and good judgment about clinical genomics and genetics than is found between these covers.
EAN: 9780393703740
ISBN: 0393703746
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2006
Seitenanzahl: 578 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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