Individuals, Families, and the New Era of Genetics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives brings together state-of-the-science information on the psychosocial aspects of genetics and gemics from individual and family dynamic perspectives. Genetic screening, testing, and treatment for disease will soon be available on a large scale. This book applies cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches to conceptualize how individuals and their families cope with genetic information. Its authors, all eminent scholars, cover theoretical, methodological, clinical, legal, and ethical issues involved in areas such as information processing, decision making, quality of life, behavior change, and family communication. The book targets a wide audience, at all stages of professional development, and establishes a unified individual and family focus for responding to the psychosocial challenges of the new era of genetics and gemics.
Susan H. McDaniel is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She lives in Rochester, New York. Suzanne M. Miller is Senior Member of the Population Science Division of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. John S. Rolland is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He lives in Chicago.
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John S. Rolland, Susan H. McDaniel, Suzanne L. Feetham, Suzanne M. Miller