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Developing resilience and self-efficacy in parents of children with disabilities and complex health needs

Exploring the effectiveness of an intervention to engage parents in guided support with nurses
Cerebral palsy

Exploring the effectiveness of an intervention to engage parents in guided support with nurses

The physical, social and emotional stress associated with day-to-day living experienced by some families of children with disabilities and complex health needs is well known.

This paper reported the effectiveness of an intervention which aimed to develop resilience and self-efficacy in parents of children with disabilities and complex health needs.

A total of 16 parents engaged in a series of ‘guided conversations’ with nurses, over a course of six, half-hour ‘contact visits’, held at two-weekly intervals. Conversations focused on emotional coping, support networks and ‘you and your child’.

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