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The role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare in the United Kingdom: a statement by the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Human Genetics, March 2017
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Title
The role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare in the United Kingdom: a statement by the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors
Published in
European Journal of Human Genetics, March 2017
DOI 10.1038/ejhg.2017.28
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Authors

Anna Middleton, Peter Marks, Anita Bruce, Liwsi K Protheroe-Davies, Cath King, Oonagh Claber, Catherine Houghton, Claire Giffney, Rhona Macleod, Claire Dolling, Sue Kenwrick, Diana Scotcher, Georgina Hall, Christine Patch, Laura Boyes

Abstract

In the United Kingdom, genetic counsellors work together with clinical geneticists and clinical scientist colleagues within specialist genetics services, but they also often work in multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) outside of such services. There, they contribute genetic knowledge together with expert understanding of how to communicate genetic information effectively. They can offer education and support to the MDT, while providing management advice for both affected patients and the extended at-risk family members. As genomic technologies are implemented across many disciplines within healthcare, genetic counsellors are playing a key role in enabling non-genetic health professionals learn, understand and integrate genomic data into their practice. They are also involved in curriculum development, workforce planning, research, regulation and policy creation - all with the aim of ensuring a robust evidence base from which to practise, together with clear guidelines on what constitutes competence and good practice. The Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) in The United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland is committed to supporting genetic counsellors, across all sectors of healthcare and research, as they help deliver genomic medicine for the patient, family and world-class health services.European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 22 March 2017; doi:10.1038/ejhg.2017.28.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 105 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 25%
Researcher 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 8 8%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 21 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2018.
All research outputs
#666,497
of 12,433,783 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Human Genetics
#129
of 2,379 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,229
of 260,916 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Human Genetics
#4
of 49 outputs
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