Conduct a preliminary investigation of multicultural issues and diversity in Genetic Counseling by searching for literature relevant to this topic. Currently, Bonnie LeRoy, my faculty mentor for this project and the director of the genetic counseling program here at the University of Minnesota is planning to write a text book on multicultural genetic counseling with Pat McCarthy Veach, professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Director for Research in the genetic counseling program. My project is to help in their endeavor in an exploratory research effort that will gather necessary resources related to the subject.
To establish a better understanding of the prevalence of journal articles, research and other sources concerning diversity in genetic counseling.
To identify specific sources and potential authors to be used for a multicultural genetic counseling textbook. Specifically, on the following 12 topics:
Diversity in the Profession
The Culture of Living with a Genetic Condition/Disability
Multicultural Curricular Pedagogy
Defining Culture/Diversity/Models of Multicultural Practice.
To determine where information and research is lacking in regards to multicultural genetic counseling.