Caring for Children with Genetic Conditions and their Families

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Instructor: Marcia Van Riper

Length: 2 to 6 hours

This workshop is designed to review and update topics related to the care of children with genetic conditions and their families.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the incidence, pathophysiology, symptoms, and priorities of care for selected pediatric conditions that have a significant genetic component.
  • Identify assessment and intervention strategies for individuals and families affected by genetic conditions.
  • Discuss how individuals and families define and manage the ethical, legal, and social issues associated with caring for a child with a genetic condition.
  • Engage in dialogue regarding the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genetic testing of children and gene therapy with children.

Audience: Nursing and all interested health care providers.