Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Directions:

Initial Post

The first client you see in your clinical rotation has cystic fibrosis. As you engage this client and his family, you ask how they were diagnosed with this problem. The client doesn’t want to talk about it, and the family said that the physician took care of this a long time ago. Now you are curious and look up the testing process for genetic health problems.

  • Describe methods of testing to diagnose cystic fibrosis. Discuss who may perform these tests and when.
  • Describe what you believe will be the psychological needs of the client and family. Justify your thoughts based on facts about cystic fibrosis.
Response Posts

Response Post 1: After reviewing the posts from your colleagues, comment on the timing of testing to support the family’s desire to plan for care and services.

Response Post 2: Describe possible resources that the family may access to provide additional information and support the psychological needs of the client and family.

Please make your initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s post by the end of the week. All posts require references AND in-text citations in full APA format. Information must be paraphrased and not quoted. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates. NOTE: Finalized postings must be submitted by deadlines. Any edits after deadline will be counted as late submissions and deducted accordingly. If you need to make any corrections for clarity’s sake only, you can write an addendum as a reply to yourself. The initial post will still be the one receiving full grade.

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