Self-Directed Review in GCRA - Bundle 9 | ELSI, Psycho-Social and Family Dynamics, Genetic Counseling Strategies
Identifying hereditary cancer predisposition through genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) allows for intensified measures to prevent cancers or detect them at an earlier, more treatable stage. Once delivered primarily through academic health centers, the demand for GCRA services in the community setting is steadily increasing. There is a surge in demand for GCRA services across the nation, but too few clinicians with adequate training to provide GCRA services.
The increasing demand for GCRA services has been fueled by the rapid evolution of genetic information and direct-to-consumer marketing by commercial genetic testing vendors.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Genetic Counselors, Master's or PhD in Genetics or Advanced Practice Nurses, and Geneticists.
- Recognize ethical, legal and social issues relevant to cancer genetics counseling and testing.
- Apply bioethical principles to counseling challenges.
- Identify emerging legislation protecting against genetic discrimination.
- Recognize key psychological principles and how they generalize across hereditary cancer syndromes.
- Discuss how psychological factors may interact with specific features of hereditary risk.
- Review how these processes may effect emotional adjustment, decision-making, and quality of life.
- Identify family and individual-level challenges commonly encountered in working with familial risk patients.
- Review brief assessments and tools that can be incorporated into cancer risk consultations.
- Identify red flags that indicate consideration of referral for psychological support.
- Observe the application of cancer risk assessment and counseling skills in the setting of mock initial and follow up genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) consultation sessions.
- Recognize the key elements of a comprehensive GCRA counseling process.
- Review the essential components of the informed consent process for genetic testing.
- Identify how to address ethical, legal and social issues with patients and families.
- Recognize key issues related to genetic test results interpretation, disclosure and communication of personalized risk management recommendations.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
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Presenters/Planners: Listing of Faculty and respective Disclosures
The educational content has been peer-reviewed, an attestation on file and no conflicts were noted.
CME Committee/Reviewer Nothing to Disclose: Daneng Li, MD
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CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.75
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.75 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this Self-Directed Review in GCRA - Bundle 9 | ELSI, Psycho-Social and Family Dynamics, Genetic Counseling Strategies for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.75 Attendance