Psy/270 Week 5 Health And Social Care Case Study

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I agree. In some cases, knowing that you have a mutation and will be affected with the disease could be very emotional for an individual. One never knows how they will respond to the result and pretesting counseling may not fully prepare the individual for the result. One question that has been raised is should genetic counseling be allowed for diseases that are not treatable? It is thought that if an individual knows they will develop a condition that has no treatment it could cause psychological harm, stigmatization, and possible discrimination. Do we want to take this right away simple because there is no treatment? Family and career planning may be the motivation behind an individual’s decision to be tested. It is the individual choice

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