PURPOSE. Understanding the parent-child relationship is fundamental to nursing of children and families. The purpose of this integrative review is to explore nursing scholarship published from 1980-2008 concerning parent-child relationships. Study approaches are examined, critiqued, and future directions for research identified. CONCLUSIONS. A historical review of nursing research is presented and methods described as an introduction to a review series of the parent-child relationship. IMPLICATIONS. Definition and explication of the parent-child relationship is a first-step in understanding factors amenable to nursing intervention. A clear definition of the concept of parent-child relationship will support further study using appropriate theoretical frameworks, and enable development and testing of supportive nursing interventions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing|
|State||Published - Oct 2009|
- Object attachment
- Parent-child relations
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