Keeping Families Close Podcast |Hope & Inspiration |Weekly Interviews With Families & People Involved With Helping Critically Ill and Injured Children.
About This Show
Weekly interviews to give families with critically ill and injured children, hope and inspiration by sharing stories from other families and their challenges, insights from doctors, and nurses, plus the views of other support staff that help the children and their families during their journey.
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Most Recent Episode
24. Dr. Rebecca Scharf- Understanding How Children Develop Who Have Medical Complexities And Special Health Care Needs!
4 days ago
Dr. Rebecca Scharf is a developmental pediatrician at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. She talks about the 3 aspects of how she helps children with medical complexities such as critical care, education, and research. Discusses the 4 different clinics that she oversees that help children. How a family friend who was a doctor in the Congo inspired her to become a pediatrician. Talks about UVA's Center For Global Health and how the research benefits children around the globe. Discusses how the first 1,000 days from conception are critical to lifelong development. Plus, Dr. Scharff talks about the developmental challenges faced by children who have been hospitalized for long periods of time. The importance of a g-tube to help children receive adequate consistent nutrition, and how it affects them developmentally. Moreover, Dr. Scharff discusses a developmental study on children's with congenital heart disease and their long-term developmental outcome.