McLeroy, Bibeau, Steckler and Glanz are generally credited with creating the social ecological model of care. A quick Google search for the social ecological model will reinforce how widely it has been adopted. There are numerous community, state, national and international organizations that utilize this model in their programs.
Think back to your session in immersion on the social history. How often do you think beyond the individual and interpersonal factors that influence you and your patients health?
Carrier testing raises a number of important ethical issues. When exercised appropriately, carrier testing has the potential to identify individuals at risk of having a child affected by a recessive genetic disease prior to conception. There are, nevertheless, a number of potential harms that may also arise. This module will delve into some of ethical complexities in area of medicine.
Optional video by Dr. Robin Bennett M.S., L.G.C., Ph.D. to gain a better understanding of various clinical and social aspects of genetic counseling (you can skip this if a genetic counselor will be covering this topic in class):