ERIC Number: EJ576852
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Psychological Risks of Genetically Testing Children for a Hereditary Cancer Syndrome.
Grosfeld, F. J. M.; Lips, C. J. M.; Beemer, F. A.; van Spijker, H. G.; Brouwers-Smalbraak, G. J.; ten Kroode, H. F. J.
Patient Education and Counseling, v32 n1,2 p63-67 Sep-Oct 1997
Medical considerations about testing and possible psychological consequences for the child and family of genetically testing children are discussed. Risks include distress from ambivalent feelings toward testing, preoccupation with disease-related signs, changes in family interactions, the burdening prospect of a future disease, and medicalization of the carrier child. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Genetic Education and Counseling."