Make or break - who cares for couples when their children are sick?

Title

Make or break - who cares for couples when their children are sick?

Creator

Morrod D

Publisher

Sexual And Relationship Therapy

Date

2004

Subject

Parent caregivers; Clinician; Couple; Parent Partnership; Sick child

Description

It is well known that a sick child has a profound impact upon the family involved. What remains less clear is how that stress affects the partnership of the parents - their intimacy, health and wellbeing and who is responsible for supporting the couple? Clinicians working with sick children in a wide range of settings, are regularly faced with distressed couples in need of support or skilled help. Many work without the benefit of good support or supervision for themselves, or a counselling service that would be acceptable to couples. Added to these difficulties are a number of barriers to referral. It seems legitimate to suggest that a therapist with insights and skills in couple work and relationships issues, and an awareness of the value of a supportive supervisory relationship as an integral part of professional development, might consider offering similar support to clinicians.
2004

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

247-263

Issue

3

Volume

19

Citation

Morrod D, “Make or break - who cares for couples when their children are sick?,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 16, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12882.

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