Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 425–430

Caring for the Care-Giver: The Benefit of a Peer Supervision Group

  • Amy Foster Bosco

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009458316485

Cite this article as:
Bosco, A.F. Journal of Genetic Counseling (2000) 9: 425. doi:10.1023/A:1009458316485


I presented the following case to my leader-led peer supervisiongroup twice as the case evolved over the course of one year. During my firstmeetings with Mr. and Mrs. M we discussed a prenatal diagnosis of a skeletaldysplasia at thirty-three weeks of pregnancy and the option of a third trimesterpregnancy termination. One year later I presented follow-up on the outcome ofthe affected pregnancy, a new pregnancy, and Mrs. M's suicide. Although bothsegments of the case were completed by the time I presented, my peersupervision group was invaluable. With the encouragement and support of groupmembers, I could openly express and process my sadness and grief for the M'ssituation and the loss of Mrs. M's life.

supervision group genetic counseling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy Foster Bosco
    • 1
  1. 1.Antenatal Diagnostic CenterBrigham and Women's HospitalBoston

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