Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Article Review by Nicky

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder
A discussion on fetal alcohol syndrome, based on the article, 'Advice on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy to Come, Doctors Say', from the CBC news agency.
# 148286 | 1,424 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper outlines how this recent CBC news article discusses the important health issue of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Canada. The paper discusses the causes, incidence and prevention of this disorder, but points out that the information discussed in the article could have been more effective had appropriate statistical figures been used. The paper asserts, however, that despite this deficiency, the article highlights the existing lack of consensus among the physicians in Canada about alcohol use and the lack of a clear policy guideline that could be universally adopted. This paper argues that it is time that Canada, which is supposedly enjoying the highest standards of healthcare in the world, wakes up to this growing crisis.

From the Paper:

"A recent CBC news article discusses the important health issue of fetal alcohol syndrome in Canada. Fetal alcohol syndrome refers to a spectrum of disorders from learning disabilities to impaired memory, loss of attention span to hyperactivity, physical deformities such as facial distortions, cardiac complications, etc. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the cause of this group of symptoms, which are collectively known as the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The article quotes Dr.Vyta Senikas, the vice president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. "It is one of the most common birth defects that we see. The key issue with this birth defect is that it is completely preventable". [CBC News]"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Public Health Agency of Canada, 'Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Professionals about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Results of a National Survey", Accessed Apr 29th 2009, Available at, http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/fasd-surv-etcaf-enquete/index-eng.php
  • Health Canada, "Canada Health Act", Accessed Apr 29th, Available at, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/medi-assur/cha-lcs/overview-apercu-eng.php
  • Dorothy Badry, (2009), 'Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Standards: Supporting Children in the Care of Children's Services', First Peoples Child and Family review Vol 4, Number 1, 2009, Pp. 47-56
  • NX ThanH & E Jonsson, (2009), 'Costs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Alberta, Canada', Can J Clin Pharmcol Vol 16 (1) Winter 2009
  • Suzanne Tough, Margaret Clarke & Jocelynn Cook, (2007), 'Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Approaches among Canadian Physicians by Proportion of Native/Aboriginal Patients: Practices during the Preconception and Prenatal Periods', Matern Child Health J (2007) 11:385-393

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (2011, October 09) Retrieved March 02, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/fetal-alcohol-syndrome-disorder-148286/

MLA Format

"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder" 09 October 2011. Web. 02 March. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/fetal-alcohol-syndrome-disorder-148286/>