Voices of Genetic Counsellors – YouTube video series

A collaborative project between Wellcome Genome Campus Society and Ethics Research and the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors.

The ‘Voices of Genetic Counsellors’ film series was developed to explore and convey the work of Genetic Counsellors, highlighting the skills necessary to empower people to make decisions about genetic information that are right for them. The films themselves are a powerful tool for the healthcare profession to draw knowledge about the role and impact of genetic counselling, and the value of research in order to evolve practice.

Video 1: Voices of Genetic Counsellors – So much more than just a test

Genetic Counsellors based in London and Manchester, Christine Patch, Sara Levene, Amy Goldman and Georgina Hall recount particularly memorable patient stories that left an impact on them (c) Connecting Science 2020.

Video 2: Voices of Genetic Counsellors – The Subtleties and Nuances

Amy Goldman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, describes the Therapeutic Alliance and how genetic counsellors can switch healthcare hats when working with patients and their families

Video 3: Voices of Genetic Counsellors –  Working Through Pros and Cons of Difficult Decisions

Sara Levene of the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health, London explains how genetic counsellors break down jargon for their patients and recounts a patient’s journey through difficult decisions in their reproductive choices involving CVS and PGD testing.