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Genetics Education- experience in a genetic service

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: M. Puiu, M. Gafencu, G. Doros, D. Mihailov, D. Muntean

Editorial: Nature Publishing Group, European Journal of Human Genetics, 2006.


Medical Genetics department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babes” Timisoara and Genetics Department of Children Hospital „Louis Turcanu” have started several years ago a project which aim was to realize a rapprochement between genetics and community. Organizing courses and case presentations, including discussion of etiology, inheritance, dysmorphology, differential diagnosis of genetic diseases investigated and followed-up in Pediatric Clinics leads to a better addressability for genetic consult and a more rapid diagnostic, having a real benefit for the patients. Genetic Department has also the initiative of advisory teams organizing, focused on different specialties (ophthalmology, orthopedics, surgery, neuropsychiatry, psychology, cardiology, kinetotherapy, etc.). Referring patients to a specialist with a vast experience is very important for an accurate diagnostic and also for time saving. With family acceptance and presence, patient’s consult was realized by entire multidisciplinary team. This kind of medical consult has a special impact on family members: they could discuss with all specialists in very short time, avoiding long hospitalization and multiple medical consults. Parents were very satisfied with the special attention accorded to their child and were able to understand the difficulties of an accurate diagnostic of rare genetic diseases. Increasing the confidence in medical team, good collaboration between geneticist, general physician, specialist and family represents the goal of our Genetic Department.

Cuvinte cheie: Educatie genetica, serviciu genetic, multidisciplinaritate // Genetics Education, genetic service, multidisciplinarity