Original Article
JBCGenetics. 2021; 4(2): 100-111

Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia

Authors: Alya Qari, Moeen Al-Sayed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Amin Kashmeery.

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Abstract

Background: The genetics domain is witnessing great advances in diagnosing and predicting genetic diseases. In a clinical setting, autosomal recessive genetic disorders are frequently observed as a result of the high rate of consanguinity. The advances in genomic technologies and methods in recent years have facilitated new tools for gene discovery in humans. There is a debate over the ethical dilemmas and challenges behind providing families with the genetic test results and incidental findings. Thus, this vast source of information can have a multitude of ethical, social, legal, and political implications. Objectives: In this study, we aimed to study how families of affected children respond when they receive incidental findings. Also, we aimed to identify how healthcare professionals descriptively abide by their role and the information-sharing procedures. Methods: This study was a qualitative study conducted at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh. It included a total of 14 participants and a total of 14 healthcare providers. Results and conclusion: Six strong themes emerged in this study. This study explored the experiences of parents of children affected with genetic diseases and the experiences of healthcare providers attending these families; their observations and the ethical challenges they faced during their practice.

Keywords:   Genetic results, ethical issues, genetic counseling, incidental findings, whole exome sequencing


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Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia


Authors
Alya Qari
Medical Genetics Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Moeen Al-Sayed
Genetic Counselling Program, AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Zuhair Al-Hassnan
Medical Genetics Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amin Kashmeery
Genetic Counselling Program, AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Alya Qari, Medical Genetics Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; aliyah_bsf@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 11 May 2021
Revised 01 Aug 2021
Accepted 02 Aug 2021
Published online 27 Aug 2021
Published in print 28 Aug 2021

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Pubmed Style

Qari A, Al-Sayed M, Al-Hassnan Z, Kashmeery A. Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. JBCGenetics. 2021; 4(2): 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


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Qari A, Al-Sayed M, Al-Hassnan Z, Kashmeery A. Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. https://www.jbcgenetics.com//?mno=77540 [Access: December 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Qari A, Al-Sayed M, Al-Hassnan Z, Kashmeery A. Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. JBCGenetics. 2021; 4(2): 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Qari A, Al-Sayed M, Al-Hassnan Z, Kashmeery A. Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. JBCGenetics. (2021), [cited December 08, 2021]; 4(2): 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


Harvard Style

Qari, A., Al-Sayed, . M., Al-Hassnan, . Z. & Kashmeery, . A. (2021) Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. JBCGenetics, 4 (2), 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


Turabian Style

Qari, Alya, Moeen Al-Sayed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, and Amin Kashmeery. 2021. Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics, 4 (2), 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


Chicago Style

Qari, Alya, Moeen Al-Sayed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, and Amin Kashmeery. "Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia." Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics 4 (2021), 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Qari, Alya, Moeen Al-Sayed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, and Amin Kashmeery. "Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia." Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics 4.2 (2021), 100-111. Print. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Qari, A., Al-Sayed, . M., Al-Hassnan, . Z. & Kashmeery, . A. (2021) Ethical solicitude in medical genetics as perceived from a genetic counselor's perspective in the tribal-based community of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics, 4 (2), 100-111. doi:10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1619687090


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