Preparing patients for referral
Patients will generally have a poor understanding of how genetic testing can impact their health care and therefore may not fully appreciate the types of services a genetic counselor can provide. Additionally, as is the case with all referrals, patients won't have a prior relationship with a genetic specialist and may choose not to take advantage of a referral because of fear. Prepare a list of talking points that you can refer to before conversations with your patients to allay their concerns. Provide your solutions in Post your solutions.
Who's in your neighborhood?
Find a genetic counseling service in your area that has expertise in offering cancer genetic counseling. What documentation or information does this service require from you when you refer a patient. You may have to call the service up to find out this information. Provide your solutions in Post your solutions.
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