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Acute Health Problems and Interventions for the Childrearing Family

  • By: Wilma Powell Stuart
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

Changes in the health of a child can be a stressful time for both the children and their families. This entry discusses potential problems encountered by families with an ill child and establishes a foundation for planning interventions with these children and their caregivers. Interventions may teach coping skills, provide education, or identify needed support to reduce stress responses associated with the child's illness. The interventions may be used in the home, clinic, or the hospital setting.

Concerns of the Childrearing Family during Period of Acute Illness

Childrearing years can be challenging for parents, and changes in the health of the child are known to create additional stressors for all members of the family. Health issues result in over 2 million acute care hospital admissions of ...

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