Commentary| Volume 39, ISSUE 10, P919-921, October 2017

Informed Consent for Screening in the Antenatal Care Process: Are We Really Counselling Patients to Allow an Informed Understanding and “Real” Consent?

  • R. Douglas Wilson
    Corresponding Author: Dr. Robert Douglas Wilson, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
    Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone, Calgary, AB
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Published:August 17, 2017DOI:
      The “age of genomic health/medicine screening” is being introduced into prenatal care through the prenatal genetic screening programs. The discussion and rigor that is expected by the industry and the provider for this genomic screening—in both the pre- and post-test arenas—for a patient-informed consent process is extensive.

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          In the October 2017 issue of JOGC, the legend in Table 1 of the commentary on screening in the antenatal care process1 should have been:
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