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Genetics Case Study
Arthur LaForest
Western Governors University
3/7/2013

Interdisciplinary Team, Rational, and Type of Information
An interdisciplinary team would be put together by a case manager nurse. A married couple having a first pregnancy diagnosed with Tay-Sachs will need help from a case manager nurse, a social worker, a genetic counselor, an Obstetrician, a Pediatrician, a Catholic Priest, and a Psychologist to help with the emotional issues of a Tay-Sachs pregnancy. The case manager nurse would put together the interdisciplinary team with the married couple, gather history, provide continuity, and comprehensively help make sense of all that will be taught by the team members. The social worker will help with support groups, local referrals, insurance, grants, and financial support. An Obstetrician will help with pregnancy information, manage pregnancy, and deliver the baby. A genetic counselor will help with complete and specific information on the genetic disorder. A Pediatrician can prepare the parents for the care of the baby and what to expect and do from the birth to the death of the baby. Both parents were raised in the Catholic religion and a Priest would help with the comfort of religious beliefs and faith. A Psychologist can counsel the parents, helping them through the emotional turmoil and grief of this pregnancy, birth, and death of child.
Teaching Plan
With a teaching plan it is important to communicate with words that the parents can understand and avoiding an over load of medical details (Ambat, n.d., p. 14). It also must be comprehensive and paced to their comfort level (Ambat, n.d., p. 14). Encouraging parents and partners to ask questions helps with learning. Overloading parents with information will just shut them down and communication will stop.
Babies receive genes from both parents and all babies from the same parents…...

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