Describe the importance of nurses understanding the genetics of Down’s syndrome prior to interacting with the child and family.

Veronica, a 5-month-old girl with Down’s syndrome, and her family are being seen for a healthy checkup. The parents express concern about Veronica’s growth and her color. They are worried that her lips turn blue while she is eating.

1. As a culturally competent nurse, what knowledge would be critical in assessing the child and family health?

2. Describe the importance of nurses understanding the genetics of Down’s syndrome prior to interacting with the child and family.

3. Imagine the primary concern you would have if you were the parents.

A minimum of 2 evidence-based references (besides the class textbook) no older than 5 years is required. You must post 2 replies to any of your peer’s postings.

TEXT BOOK:

Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (8th ed.)

Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, and John W. Collins

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

NOT SOLD IN THE FNU BOOKSTORE ISBN-13: 9781975110673

 

 

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