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Marcia Van Riper

Discussing Risk with Parents During the Perinatal Time

  • Speaker: Marcia Van Riper , PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, .1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Risk communication plays a critical role in decision making during the perinatal period. This presentation will provide the participant with an overview of common strategies used by health care professionals to discuss risk with parents during the perinatal period. It will also include a discussion of factors that are likely to influence parents’ perception of risk. Moreover, specific examples will be provided of risk discussions between parents and health care professionals (e.g., discussions of genetic risk and risk of negative outcomes related a procedure or surgery). Finally, tools and resources that can be used to enhance parents’ understanding of risks and benefits, as well as promote informed decision making during the perinatal period, will be discussed.