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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.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 12-08-2021; issued 12-08-2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Nursing
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Item ID: 13874
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.15.890
ISSN: 0966-0461
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13874
Official URL: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/toc/bjon/30/15

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Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 15:53
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2022 03:38

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Author: Peter Kruithof
Author: Sasha Ban

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences > Department of Sport and Excercise Sciences

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