FIG events: 2010-11
Dr. Carrie Hammond (Guy’s Hospital, London), ‘Individual and family experiences of genetic investigation’, Monday 6th November, 5.15pm, Room 12.10, School of Psychology, Tower Building, 70 Park Place.
Dr. Carrie Hammond is a trainee genetic counsellor at Guy’s Hospital, London. Genetic counselling is the process by which patients or relatives at risk of an inherited disorder are advised of the nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning in order to prevent, avoid, or ameliorate it. Genetic counsellors help people to understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. They therefore act as channels of communication between the worlds of medical science and patient care, and have to negotiate a range of complex emotional and ethical issues. Dr. Hammond will be discussing individual and family experiences of genetic investigation based on her own research on epilepsy and genetic counselling.
Monday 14 February, 5.15pm
'The Welsh Family', Cardiff School of Welsh
Monday 14 March, 5.15pm
'Supplementing the family: Friendship and beyond', Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy