Should Informed Consent be Required for Routine Newborn Screening and for the Storage of Blood Samples?

Beal, Judy; Lewis, Judith; Kenner, Carole

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(5):282-283, September/October 2014.

How much should parents be told about routine newborn screening and their options to decide if their baby is tested? These experts provide a thoughtful discussion on the pros and cons of obtaining parental consent for routine newborn screening and storage of blood samples that should be considered by every nurse caring for newborn babies.

Should Children With Type 1 Diabetes Be Hospitalized at Diagnosis?

Beal, Judy; Grey, Margaret; Doyle, Elizabeth A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(4):214-215, July/August 2011.

The diagnosis of diabetes is a major life stressor for children and their families. Such a diagnosis requires intensive nursing care and teaching. Where should this teaching and care be provided? The debaters bring their many years of professional experience to provide their informed opinions.