Child is a gift from God. Every parent hopes for a healthy child. However, abnormalities in the fetus growth becoming common nowadays. These may be due to physical, radiation and chemical factors. These factors will cause deformities such as genetic mutation which causes mental retardation, abnormal body buildup and other conditions which bring a lot of troubles in the future to the child themselves and their parents. Modern technologies and innovations in the medical field had developed a method to detect the abnormality before delivery and prevent this future tragedy to happen. This method is known as prenatal screening. There are several advantages and disadvantages of prenatal screening.
Genetics has become a very important topic of discussion in the healthcare field. There are more and more diseases being linked to certain genes in the DNA. Carrier: Untangling the danger in my DNA, by Bonnie J. Rough, is one example of the modern problems people have to deal with in regards to genetics and genetic testing. The author writes about the problems she faced. She had some very difficult decisions about her possible offspring as well as herself. Rough writes about her struggle with deciding if she should get a genetic test for a gene that causes a disease that has been passed on through her families for generations. The reader also learns about her and her husband’s experience of getting pregnant and the steps they took to try
Dudgeon and Inhorn suggest that men both directly and indirectly affect women’s reproductive health outcomes. Although, the article reflects on reproductive health outcomes of women, men’s reproductive health was not addressed. Although not mentioned, women do influence men’s reproductive health, for example through the encouragement of STI/prostate screening and testing. Many Western women are encouraged to get there partners tested in
“When families get a diagnosis prenatally, they use the words ‘shock’, ‘sadness’, ‘disbelief’”, says Sarah Cullen of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. “ You feel like like the rug is pulled out from under you. You feel very heavy. You feel very, very alone” (Szabo 1). When parents receive the results of their prenatal test, many do not know what to do. They can feel very overwhelmed, because their baby is unhealthy and there may be nothing that they can do about it. Often the doctor does not know what to do either, because there may not be a cure for the disease.This kind of news alone is agonizing for parents. Mothers should not have genetic testing done to see if their baby has diseases because it causes unnecessary anxiety for the parents, tests may not always be accurate, and it is unethical.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze information on a pregnant patient. The information will be compared to the expected normal patterns of a healthy pregnancy. Risk factors will then be looked at for implications and recommendations for ways to improve health of the patient. Finally, teaching and anticipatory guidance for this specific patient will be given.
A fantastic way to prevent unwanted pregnancies is with the use of contraceptives, and the organization makes them accessible to all patients at lower or no costs at all (Planned Parenthood). Different methods of birth control are made available to patients after their consultation, but they can decline to accept them. However, they are encouraged to return for them at any moment if the time presents itself when the patients may need them. Not only does the organization make it easy for men and women to have access to birth control, it also educates its patients on the correct use of birth control for the best results (Planned Parenthood). When patients leave the clinic, they leave with the proper knowledge not only how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also how to prevent being exposed to sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and other health risks.
Preconception health is one of the most important things to mitigate the risk of adverse health outcomes for women and neonates by improving knowledge and health prior to conception. Preconception care and early development of
In the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, it talks about the disparities in health care to the Arabic population. It is a qualitative study to try and comprehend nurse’s knowledge when caring for this patient population. One’s beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes toward health and illness are radically influenced by religion and cultural background. This population is at a higher risk for several diseases and faces many barriers to accessing the American health care system. Some barriers, such as modesty, gender preference in healthcare providers, and illness causation misconceptions, arise out of their cultural beliefs and practices (Odeh Yosef, 2008). We need to know these religious and cultural factors to deliver culturally competent health care as in the near future, Islam is expected to be the second largest religion in the United
Sex education has helped to reduce unplanned pregnancies. (Bonner and Williams 2006). The study showed that because they were taught both abstinence and comprehensive sex education, this lead to a decline in unplanned pregnancies and abortions (Bonner and Williams 2006). It showed in the study that women are more likely to change their attitudes about sex education if they are given accurate information. Most of the women only went to get information from the doctor once they had unplanned pregnancies. Most women’s attitudes about sex education come from friends and not doctors. The study showed that most women prefer to get sex education from a friend and only see a doctor once she has had an unplanned pregnancy (Bonner and Williams
Parents take action on results while the infant patient give off blood samples of experienced symptoms. Unfortunately, parents blame themselves for their offspring disadvantage, for instance, a five day old was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder and the mother thought the cause was from protein in her breast milk. That is to say, although the metabolic disorder wasn’t specified screenings bring much worry and uncertainty. The mother didn’t know where the defect stemmed from and much of the condition was very vague. Fales positive indication can lead to either a firm positive or firm negative. Patients in waiting must take preventative measures such as making the child miss out on sleep, or putting a stop to breast feeding. Additionally warning signs and symptoms are given to families and patients. Parents find these cases very shocking because birth is suppose to be a joyous occasion. Doctors give so little information on certain conditions from the lack of conclusions even when steps are taken that patients feel the need to take action on their own. For example a 3MCC patient symptoms was so moderate the practioner put a stop to dietary measures but the parent felt the need to continue testing’s and continued to take precautionary measures. “Families are sometimes left with no option but to know what can be done to ‘help’. Geneticists and families as a whole manufacture the social and biological
Many woman and girls in Chad are not attended to during their pregnancy, with about 23.7% of woman being attended to by skilled doctors. The reason their is such a limitation on accessing health care for woman and girls is because of poverty. Thier are so many people who live below the poverty line, approximately 80% of Chadians do. Due to this high number of people below the poverty line their is no access or a limited access to health care for woman. This high rate of poverty in Chad causes a chain reaction affecting contraceptive prelevance as well as education. Chad has a low percentage of literacy, about 31.8%, and girls in Chad have a very low enrollment in secondary school. There are large gender inequality for example per school compilation rates for girls are estimated at 25%. This lack of education is very serious which has large consequences such as high maternal mortality rate. But education is not the only serious aspect to this predicament but as well as early marriages, with marriages being arranged at early as 11 or 12. This problem is a very dangerous and serious threat to woman and girls in Chad, as well as to the whole
Content validation of the newly generated items will be determined by the administration of the new survey to eight to ten experts in the field. Experts including 1-10 family physicians, midwives, obstetricians and nurses who have in the past 5- 7 years, participated in providing low-risk obstetrical services to women and families. This group will indicate on the survey whether or not the questions being asked are appropriate and adequate to represent the concept being studied (Aday & Cornelius, 2006). In order to assist this first step, definitions of the three constructs; collaboration, communication and trust will be given to the experts. A Content Validity Index will be used to assist in this analysis (Table 1).
As a future medical social worker, this information would be helpful. The research design may be changed slightly for hospital purposes. If health care professionals administered a survey/interview at postpartum check-ups, this might increase sample size and illuminate other barriers or trends teen mothers face regarding contraception use. This would also be more informative regarding differing demographics.
future career, that is to be an obstetrician, also known as an OB/GYN. Some of the topics that will be discussed in my paper are those pertaining to exactly what an obstetrician is and the requirements that are needed in order to become an obstetrition. These requirements will include the pyhsical and phsyschological personality traits of a potential obstetrician. The type of schooling that is nessecary, including the preperation that is available at Middlesex County College, and the average number of years that it takes in order to become an obstetrician. The demand for obstetricians will also be researched, along with the different promotional ranks that
Prenatal care is widely accepted as an important element in improving pregnancy outcome. (Gorrie, McKinney, Murray, 1998). Prenatal care is defined as care of a pregnant woman during the time in the maternity cycle that begins with conception and ends with the onset of labor. A medical, surgical, gynecologic, obstretic, social and family history is taken (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 1998). It is important for a pregnant woman as well as our society to know that everything that you do has an effect on your baby. Because so many women opt not to receive the benefits of prenatal care, our society sees the ramification, which include a variety of complications primarily