The Psychological Impact of Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease

With the support of a remarkable gift from Anne and John Bazik, Director of the Fetal Heart Program Jack Rychik, MD, and Program Coordinator Denise Donaghue are working with Children’s Hospital psychologists on a study that will evaluate the psychological and emotional needs of families in the Fetal Heart Program. Rychik and his colleagues believe that understanding the psychological impact of a prenatal diagnoses on family members will result in the ability to provide them with better counseling and support.

The findings of this study will help Fetal Heart Program staff to treat both patients and family members in a more comprehensive manner, resulting in the best outcomes possible.

Reviewed on April 03, 2014