Episode 49 Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness, and WOC Nursing

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN, and Janice M. Beitz, Ph.D., RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, as they speak about their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness and WOC Nursing”. Rebecca and Janice explain the science of ACEs, answer audience questions from their live session, and share advice on helping patients through their ACEs.

Their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined focused on the science of ACEs, specifically scrutinizing neuroscience, epigenetics, and resilience factors from the perspective of the WOC nurse. This session also identified the significant gap in the scientific literature in this milieu and called for research to better understand critical connections among ACEs, adult chronic illness, and skin, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary manifestations. .

Want to learn more? Click here to view Rebecca and Janice’s session at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, “Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness and WOC Nursing.” Click here to read their published article “Connections Among Biologic Embedding of Childhood Adversity, Adult Chronic Illness, and Wound Care: A Review of the Literature.” .

Did you miss the live WOCNext 2020 Reimagined event? No worries! WOCN members have free access to the event’s evidence-based wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care sessions that have been archived in the WOCN Continuing Education Center (CEC) Conference Library. All sessions have closed captioning available. No Contact Hours are available. .” Click here to access the complete list of archived sessions.

Contact Hours: 1.0

Disclosure: The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.