20 episodes

GC chat is a podcast about the ‘counselling’ in genetic counselling, which often sets us apart from other genetic information providers. In each episode, we interview a new genetic health professional about a case that they have experienced. Listeners will have the opportunity to reflect and offer their insights on the presented cases.
You can find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by searching @gcchatpodcast, or you can send us an email at gcchatpodcast@gmail.com.

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GC Chat: A Genetic Counselling Podcast GC Chat, Ellenore Martin, Ashley Crook

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

GC chat is a podcast about the ‘counselling’ in genetic counselling, which often sets us apart from other genetic information providers. In each episode, we interview a new genetic health professional about a case that they have experienced. Listeners will have the opportunity to reflect and offer their insights on the presented cases.
You can find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by searching @gcchatpodcast, or you can send us an email at gcchatpodcast@gmail.com.

Our privacy statement and disclaimer can be found here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/gcchatpodcast/GC_Chat_Podcast_Disclaimer_version1.pdf

    Respecting wishes

    Respecting wishes

    Welcome to season 3 of GC Chat Podcast. In this episode, we introduce our first case of the season, which raised several ethical issues for the genetic counsellor.
    Reflections will follow in our next episode on 21 December. Join the discussion on social media with #GCchatpodcast
    You will find suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion on our website.
    http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com
    *Pseudonyms are used throughout
    Sound engineer: Shaun Allen

    • 11 min
    Adding value

    Adding value

    Welcome to season 3 of GC Chat Podcast. 
    In this episode, we begin by discussing the counselling issues and interventions raised in episode 1: Respecting wishes. We’ll then present this week’s case, where our guest genetic counsellor reflects on how she added value when she was a student.
    References mentioned in our discussion:
    May, T., & Spellecy, R. (2006). Autonomy, full information and the right not to know. European journal of health law, 6(2), 119-132 World Health Organisation. Proposed International Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics and Genetic Services, 1997. You can find suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion on our website. 
    http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com
    #GCchatpodcast
    Sound engineer: Shaun Allen

    • 23 min
    A heavy burden

    A heavy burden

    **Trigger warning: the new case presented today (from 16:40) may be distressing to some listeners as the case involves issues of domestic violence, rape and incest. Please consider this before deciding whether or not to listen.**
    Welcome back. We hope you had a nice break.  In this episode, we begin by discussing the counselling issues and interventions raised in episode 2: Adding value.
    We’ll then present this week’s case, where our guest genetic counsellor discusses a case that weighed heavily for both her and the client.
    References mentioned in our discussion:
    Young, M. A., Thompson, K., Lewin, J., & Holland, L. (2020). A framework for youth-friendly genetic counseling. Journal of community genetics, 11(2), 161–170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12687-019-00439-2 
    World Health Organization. (2014). Global status reports on violence prevention 2014. Retrieved from. http://www.who.int/violence injury prevention/violence/statusreport/2014/en/    
    Additional support options:
    https://www.1800respect.org.au/ 
    https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones
    https://lifecentre.uk.com/ 
    You can find our usual suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion on our website. 
    http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com #GCchatpodcast
    Sound engineer: Shaun Allen

    • 39 min
    Reflection

    Reflection

    Trigger warning: today’s case reflection episode may be distressing to some listeners as the case involves issues of domestic violence, rape and incest. Please consider this before deciding whether or not to listen.
    Welcome to the final episode of Season 3 of GC Chat: a genetic counselling podcast.  In this episode, we discuss the counselling issues and interventions raised in episode 3: A heavy burden.
    References mentioned in our discussion:
    Chen, L.P., Beck, A.E., Tsuchiya, K.D., Chow, P.M., Mirzaa, G.M., Wiester, R.T., Feldman, K.W. (2015), Institutional Protocol to Manage Consanguinity Detected by Genetic Testing in Pregnancy in a Minor, Pediatrics Mar, 135 (3) e736-e739; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-2593 
    McGuire, A. L., Wang, M. J., & Probst, F. J. (2012). Currents in contemporary bioethics. Identifying consanguinity through routine genomic analysis: reporting requirements. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40(4), 1040–1046. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00731.xdoi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00731.x 
    Patch, C., & Middleton, A. (2018). Genetic counselling in the era of genomic medicine. British Medical Bulletin, 126(1), 27–36. https://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldy008
    on behalf of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC), Middleton, A., Marks, P., Bruce, A., Protheroe-Davies, L. K., King, C., Claber, O., Houghton, C., Giffney, C., Macleod, R., Dolling, C., Kenwrick, S., Scotcher, D., Hall, G., Patch, C., & Boyes, L. (2017). The role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare in the United Kingdom: A statement by the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors. European Journal of Human Genetics, 25(6), 659–661. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2017.28 
    Additional support options:
    https://www.1800respect.org.au/
    https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones
    https://lifecentre.uk.com/
    You can find our usual suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion on our website. 
    http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com
    #GCchatpodcast
    Sound engineer: Shaun Allen

    • 24 min
    Opposing Views

    Opposing Views

    Welcome to GC Chat Podcast Season 2! In this episode, we introduce our first case: a couple who have different perspectives on their baby’s diagnosis. 
    Join the discussion on social media with #GCchatpodcast 
    On our website, you will find suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion. http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com  

    • 15 min
    Reflecting on the past

    Reflecting on the past

    In this episode, we begin by reflecting on the counselling interventions and issues raised in episode 1: Opposing views.  We then introduce the case of Frances*, who requested prenatal diagnosis for a condition known to be in her family.
    References mentioned in our discussion:
    McCarthy Veach P, Leroy BS, Callanan NP (eds.) (2003) Structuring the Genetic Counseling Session: Initiating, Contracting, Ending, and Referral. In: Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process. Springer, New York, NY. Hintermair M. Hearing impairment, social networks, and coping: The need for families with hearing-impaired children to relate to other parents and to hearing-impaired adults, American Annals of the Deaf , 2000, vol. 145 (pg. 41-51). Richter B, Spahn C, Zschocke I, Leuchter M, Laszig R, Löhle E. [Psychological stress, knowledge and treatment expectation of parents with a child managed by cochlear implant]. HNO. 2000 Sep;48(9) 675-683.  Join the discussion on social media with #GCchatpodcast 
    On our website, you will find suggestions for support, our privacy statement and disclaimer, and more information about topics referenced in our discussion. 
    http://www.gcchatpodcast.libsyn.com 
    *Pseudonyms are used throughout

    • 22 min

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What an interesting foray into the dilemmas faced by genetic counsellors daily. I like how it doesn't force you to a predetermined conclusion but rather lets you ponder over a week. FIVE STARS

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