Maternal / Newborn Question #58
Parents of a 6-year-old with sickle cell tell the nurse they would like to have more children but fear passing the sickle cell condition. The nurse refers the parents to which type of interdisciplinary team member?
- Genetic counselor
- Social worker
The correct answer is A. The genetic counselor will educate the couple on the disorder, carrier status, changes of having another child with the disease or trait. The other disciplines will not provide the assistance this family requires.