Research paper on a genetic disease

Genetic diseases are those that a baby inherits from one or more parents or is caused by a genetic mutation at the time of conception. It is important for a midwife to be able to identify newborns with suspected genetic diseases that could require immediate pediatric referral.

Congenital anomalies are not genetic diseases but occur during fetal development. They are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. Some developmental anomalies include: cleft lip and palate, tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), esophageal atresia, cardiac malformations, kidney defects, limb deformities, developmental problems (deafness, blindness, microcephaly) caused by exposure to maternal viruses, medications, and other teratogenic substances.

You will write a 5-7 page research paper on a genetic disease or congenital anomaly of your choosing. Research papers must be formatted in APA 7 style and include a title page and reference page which do not count toward the final page total. Note: an abstract is not required. Papers must be no less than 5 pages and no more than 7 pages in length (not including title and reference pages). Papers must include at least 3 scholarly references. In-text citations must be included.

Papers must include at a minimum a description of the condition, statistics of the condition, the etiology of the condition and when it may occur during fetal development, any treatments or care for the condition, and why this condition is important for community birth midwives to know about and what community birth midwives can do to immediately address or stabilize the condition (as applicable) to prepare for referral or transport.

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