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WOCNext 2022

501 - 501: ACEs Body Wisdom: The Rest of the Story

Jun 8, 2022 8:40am ‐ Jun 8, 2022 9:40am


Science emerging from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research demonstrates a compelling dose-response relationship with chronic illness and health risk behaviors in adulthood that overlap significantly with risk factors for wound, ostomy, continence care issues. This session will review the science of ACEs, epigenetics, and resilience factors from the perspective of the WOC nurse and focus on trauma-informed approaches to managing affected adults.

Contact Hours: 1.0
Pharmacology Credits:

Learning Objective:
  • Learners will be able to discuss ACEs relationship to adult chronic illness risk factors and trauma-informed approaches to quality patient care for affected persons.


  • Dr. Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University Camden
  • Karen Kennedy-Evans, RN, APRN-BC, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, KL Kennedy LLC

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