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What is the most difficult part of being a genetic counselor?


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Megan’s Answer

I believe one thing is that you have to hear some very heart wrenching things. You know whose getting abused or neglected, who know whose family is on hard times, you know who is in foster care, you know how kids feel in the darkest way and all things surrounding that. The other thing that stands out is having to say goodbye once you leave or the kids leave. You can have them for so many years and build those relationships. Seeing them go and move on is difficult.

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Downside of being a Genetics Counselor

In many cases, your clients may be facing very difficult and painful decisions, such as whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. Counseling people in such situations can be rewarding, but it can also be very stressful and emotionally draining.

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