A brief overview of fetal alcohol syndrome for health professionals

Kruithof, Peter and Ban, Sasha (2021) A brief overview of fetal alcohol syndrome for health professionals. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (15). pp. 890-893. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are caused by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). They cause epigenetic changes, permanent neurodevelopmental deficits, and anomalies in growth and facial structure. This article enforces the need for health and social care professionals to have a greater understanding and awareness of how FAS and FASD may impact on the individual, the family and the community, to enable them to provide the most effective preventive and supportive care possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fetal Development, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Disability, Children, Infant, Behaviour Disorder, First Trimester, FAS, FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 14:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46961

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