A1.Interdisciplinary Team Members
-The Trosack’s original OB/GYN
-The high risk OB/GYN
-The nurse at the high risk clinic
a. Why each member is important to the interdisciplinary team:
- The Trosack’s original OB/GYN is an important part of the interdisciplinary team because they have been present since the Trosack’s first found out they are pregnant and have the most knowledge about the Trosack’s themselves and their present situation.
-The OB/GYN at the high risk clinic will be an important member of the interdisciplinary team since he or she will be monitoring the Trosack’s care from this point forward.
-The nurse at the high risk clinic will also have unique insights to the Trosack’s case and will be an important part of their care team and therefore will be able to provide me, as the case manager, with useful information.
-The Trosack’s will need to see a genetic counselor to help them understand how their child inheritied tay-sach’s disease and to help them understand options available for them should they decide to try and conceive again. This is a referral that I, as case manager, will help them set up.
-Social services will also need to be involved in the Trosack’s care. The Trosack’s have been given incredibly difficult news which presents even more difficult decisions. Guidance and assistance with these decisions will not only help them come to whatever conclusion is the right for them but also help them come to terms with their decisions and accept them without guilt or second guessing.
-Religious/spiritual support might also be beneficial for this couple. Both of them were raised Catholic and even though they are not currently practicing, they may wish to find comfort and support in the beliefs which they were raised. This, as with all the support, would be something that they Trosack’s could use voluntarily, but it is important, as case manager, to provide them...