Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research (ANDER)
Statement of the Problem: Parenting a child with special healthcare needs adds to the everyday parenting challenges as parents become caregivers. When providing care for a child with special healthcare needs often the increasing needs of parents are overlooked. Unmet parental needs may lead to stress, anxiety, and depression.
Purpose: To examine the relationship among a child’s special healthcare need, parent need, and family impact; and to identify attributes that mitigate parent risk and maladaptive behaviors.
Subjects: A convenience sample of 33 parents/guardians of children enrolled in a mid-Atlantic coordinated health service plan has been identified, invited and signed consents. Each parent/guardian had at least one child with special healthcare needs. HSCSN is a Washington, DC Medicaid health plan exclusively for children and young adults with special healthcare needs.
Mannino, Jennifer Emilie Ph.D., R.N. and Cornell, Geraldine Ed.D., R.N., "Parent Need and Impact on Family for Parents whose Children have Special Healthcare Needs" (2013). Faculty Works: Nursing. 2.