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The Child in the Paediatric Genetics Clinic

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Janice McLaughlinORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an online publication that has been published in its final definitive form by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018.

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Children with unexplained problems in their development can be referred to genetics clinics; the number having such referrals is increasing as new technologies enhance the number of genetic variations that can be identified. From the perspective of the child and their family, this raises a number of issues social science research can help us to understand. In particular issues such as understandings of kinship; feelings of parental responsibility; the uncertainties involved in diagnosis, and the different ways the child is visualised through the stages of diagnosis. As new generation sequencing enters the clinic it is important to consider how what happens to children and their families may both change and stay the same.

Publication metadata

Author(s): McLaughlin J

Publication type: Online Publication

Publication status: Published

Series Title: eLS

Year: 2018

Acceptance date: 05/02/2018

ISBN: 9780470015902

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Place Published: Chichester


DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0028017