Genetic Counseling and Ethics

Patient Education

Patient Education FAQs – View over 100 patient education FAQs in English, open to members and nonmembers.

Patient Education Pamphlets (Members Only) – ACOG members may view over 150 patient education titles in English and Spanish. Pamphlets may be ordered through ACOG’s bookstore.

Spanish Patient Education Pamphlets – View Spanish patient education pamphlets, open to members and nonmembers.

Additional Resources

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests – These facts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) address direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing of genetic tests.

Find a Genetic Counselor – This online tool from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) allows patients and providers to locate genetic counselors and filter by specialty.

Genetic Information Discrimination – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission details the regulations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).

GINAhelp.org – This online resource developed by Genetic Alliance, the Genetics and Public Policy Center at the Johns Hopkins University, and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics provides an overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).

Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Expanded Carrier Screening - This online module from the American Medical Association explains the benefits, limitations, and how to interpret results of expanded carrier screening (ECS) and offers .5 CME credits. The module includes a video overview of ECS, logistical considerations, and interactive case studies to select which benefits and limitations of ECS are most relevant to a particular patient.

Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Prenatal Cell-free DNA Screening – This online module from the American Medical Association explains the benefits and limitations of prenatal cell-free DNA screening and offers .75 CME credits. The module includes a video overview of cell-free DNA, logistical considerations, and interactive case studies to help tailor genetic counseling to patient needs and concerns.

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