Furthering the Understanding of Parent-Child Relationships: A Nursing Scholarship Review Series. Part 4: Parent-Child Relationships at Risk
Source: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Volume 15, Number 2, April 2010 , pp. 111-134(24)
Abstract:PURPOSE. The purpose of this integrative review is to synthesize nursing scholarship on parent-child relationships considered fragile because of parent/child's chronic condition or occurrence within a risky context. CONCLUSIONS. Most reviewed studies demonstrated negative effects of risk conditions on parent-child relationships and documented importance of child, parent, and contextual variables. Studies were predominately single investigations. Varying theoretical perspectives complicated interpretation. Mainly White, middle-class, and small samples limited generalizability. Important areas for further research were identified. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Nurse researchers identified factors that may interfere with the parent-child relationship. Nurses are in a position to support families under these circumstances.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-04-01