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'Relatively speaking': Relativisation of genetic risk in counselling for predictive testing

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The activity of risk communication in the healthcare setting is contingent upon the associated notions of uncertainty, normality and decision making. Focusing on the context of counselling for predictive genetic testing, we point out that because there is 'medical' uncertainty surrounding such testing, the discourse of risk assessment concerning an unwanted event is articulated in terms of the likelihood (in objective, probabilistic language) and the relative aversiveness (in subjective, eval...

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10.1080/1369857031000123939

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Health, Risk and Society More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
155-170
Publication date:
2003-07-01
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EISSN:
1469-8331
ISSN:
1369-8575
Language:
English
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pubs:222755
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uuid:cb7d5115-4e90-4dc7-805a-22f1b1fa85e6
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pubs:222755
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222755
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2013-11-16

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