• Mothers and Fathers Experience Stress of Congenital Heart Disease Differently: Recommendations for Pediatric Critical Care*

    2 monthes ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective:
    To inform pediatric critical care practice by examining how mothers and fathers experience the stress of caring for a young child with congenital heart disease and use hospital and community supports.
    Design:
    Qualitative study of mothers and fathers of young children with congenital heart disease.
    Setting:
    Tertiary care pediatric hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
    Subjects:
    Thirty-four parents from diverse backgrounds whose child previously underwent cardiac surgery during infancy.
    Interventions:
    Subjects participated in semi-structured, individual...
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