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Birds of a Feather? Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, and Humanism.

Authors:
Robert Resta

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med 2020 11 2;10(11). Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Swedish Cancer Institute, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA.

Humanism is a philosophy that emphasizes rational, scientific, and empiric analysis of the world we live in to improve the physical, social, and psychological life of humanity. Although individual genetic counselors may or may not identify as humanists, genetic counseling and genetic testing are primarily humanistic endeavors because they are situated in the context of humanistic medicine in the westernized world. Humanistic goals are also implicit and explicit in the profession and practice of genetic counselors. Read More

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November 2020

Health care seeking behavior of Korean women with lymphedema.

Authors:
Myoung Ok Cho

Nurs Health Sci 2004 Jun;6(2):149-59

Department of Nursing, Dongeui University, Busan, Korea.

The present biocultural study aimed to describe the health care use patterns of women with lymphedema. Data came from interviews and participant observations with eight key informants between February 2000 and February 2002. Analyzing the process of seeking health care, this paper explored how Korean women with lymphedema make use of all the available resources in the three sectors of the health care system: professional, folk and popular health. Read More

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