Discuss the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in relation to your topic and how the APN can be integrated.

A. Students are encouraged to seek out readings from journals including one lay magazine. Ideally one research, one clinical, and one lay article should be used.

(Research article)Having a Brother or Sister With Down Syndrome:Perspectives From Siblings Brian G. Skotko,

(Clinical article) Siblings of Children With Disabilities: Research Themes Zolinda Stoneman

(lay article) DSG_NewBeginningsMagazine 2010

B. The report should consist of the following:
1. For each article

a. Citation for the article.

b. One paragraph summary of each article that is different from that of the published abstract and describes the content and focus of the article

First please write 3 summaries of each article below:

(Research article)Having a Brother or Sister With Down Syndrome:Perspectives From Siblings Brian G. Skotko,

(Clinical article) Siblings of Children With Disabilities: Research Themes Zolinda Stoneman (write about children with disabilitiy in general but focus on Down syndrome kids and their sibling relationship)

(lay article) DSG_NewBeginningsMagazine 2010 (N.B focus on the personal story of morgan in page 11 ( How do I tell my Kids)

B. Synthesis across the three articles that includes a summary of themes across the readings. Compare and contrast the articles and discuss the implications for practice and policy regarding children who are medically fragile.

This is the most important part. It has 15 points!

First: provide synthesis across the three article and compare and contrast

Second: Regarding the implication for practice you can find it in the first article page 11

C. Discuss the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in relation to your topic and how the APN can be integrated.

You can write something same as written in DSG_NewBeginningsMagazine in page 6. The most important thing is early intervention and involve the whole family including siblings in the process. The APN can refer to early interventions programs for down syndrome kids and their siblings

D. Evaluation: the following criteria will be used:

1. 5 points-APA format

2. 5 points-article summaries

3. 15 points Synthesis