The parents of a 7-year-old with cystic fibrosis are concerned about having another child and passing their affected genes on to their future children. Which member of the health care team should the nurse refer the parents?


•A genetic counselor is specially trained in genetic disorders and can provide the parents with education, screening, and treatment options.

•Incorrect options: Pediatricians, gynecologists, and social workers do not usually receive additional specialized training in genetic disorders or genetic counseling.

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