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Discussion 2

Discussion 2

Discussion 2


Critically think about genetic counseling and testing, personality traits, and the birthing experience. Familiarize yourself with Module 2’s objectives, introduction, video, and articles. Use the articles in Module 2 as your primary reference, then use the St Leo Online Library for peer review sources and to find relevance to this week’s topic.

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1. According to TEDxHelena video, genetic counselors have advanced training in human genetics and counseling. Shodair Hospital’s outreach clinics provide cutting-edge services to individuals who are largely underserved. Jaclyn Haven, a genetic counselor, discusses how difficult it is to give someone news that may change their lives in a negative way. Jaclyn goes on to discuss the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect. Describe the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect and explain how Angelina Jolie’s decision has impacted genetic testing. Reflect on how you would react, and the choices you would make if you were given the same genetic information as Angelina Jolie.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yIW0L9dLCQ


2. Many women can attest to the fact that giving birth can be the most rewarding and beautiful experience, or it may be one of the most traumatic. Every birth experience is quite different. The article by Megan Conrad explores the relationship between personality traits and birthing experiences. Describe the ‘Big Five’ personality traits from the article and relate these traits to aspects of the labor and birthing procedure.


Article: https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1397611