Trisomy 13 Case Study

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As an NP, we spend the majority of our time with the patients, which give us the advantage of being connected to the patient more than other health care providers. Also, we gain their trust, bond with them and develop a strong relationship with them. Conveying bad news should be taught throughout the continuum of nursing education, with basic skills being introduced early in the curriculum and graduated learning and skill-building opportunities provided appropriate to the developing health care providers e.g. permitting students to be present during the provision of bad news to patients and/or family members. Bringing the learner into such difficult and emotionally charged situations requires that faculty can both role-model appropriate skills and commit to prepare and debrief the learner for effective learning to occur. …show more content…

It is s a chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body. This case was interesting because it really showed the significant impact of parenting and access of care. I was involved in a case that could be easily addressed and managed if the parents were agreed about the treatment of their baby, since they had pervious baby with the same condition Trisomy 13 and he died at age 2months. …show more content…

is a 3-day-old male, who has a medical history of heart defects, extra fingers, cleft lip, and hypotonia. Due to the presence of several life-threatening medical problems, many infants with trisomy 13 die within their first days or weeks of life. Only five percent to 10 percent of children with this condition live past their first

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