Voices of Genetic Counsellors – Videos

Voices of Genetic Counsellors – YouTube film 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’ YouTube 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.

Video 4: Voices of Genetic Counsellors – An Important Part of Multidisciplinary Teams

Gemma Chandratillake, Education and Training Lead – East of England Genomic Medicine Centre, talks about the evolving role of genetic counsellors, especially relevant as genomics becomes mainstreamed into healthcare and genetic counsellors’ role in facilitating cascade screening, equity of patient access to care and up-skilling the healthcare workforce in genetic knowledge.

Video 5: Voices of Genetic Counsellors – “Ripple in a Pond” Effect

Georgina Hall of the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine explains why genetic testing is so much more than just a test for people, depending on their own experiences and that of their family members and discusses why genetic counsellors have the unique skills to address a variety of concerns, medical and emotional, that a patient may have around testing.

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