13-07-2017 | Editorial
A Systemic Approach to Pediatric Chronic Health Conditions: Why We Need to Address Parental Stress
Lisa-Marie Emerson, Susan Bögels
Journal of Child and Family Studies
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Chronic health conditions in childhood are on the rise (Van Cleave et al.
). Associated psychological distress is not uncommon. The child does not experience these difficulties in isolation, but rather sits at the center of a network of systems; the most pertinent of which is the family. Childhood distress in relation to the chronic condition has an intimate bidirectional relationship with family functioning; caregiver distress is a key contributing factor to child outcomes. …