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‘Acting as a good parent would’? Psychosocial support for parents in a children’s hospital

Sudbery, J and Alenkinship, A 2005, '‘Acting as a good parent would’? Psychosocial support for parents in a children’s hospital' , Journal of Social Work Practice, 19 (1) , pp. 43-57.

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Abstract

In a children’s hospital, the primary responsibility of attending to the physical wellbeing of the child also requires skilled attention to the needs of parents or other family members.This paper draws on the experience of a hospital-based support service to explore the diversity of these needs. Particular use is made of attachment theory and psychodynamic thinking to analyse what is involved, and the paper highlights social work’s psychosocial model as the framework which integrates the practical, cognitive and the emotional, the individual and social dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children; illness; parents; counselling; psychosocial
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Work Practice
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0265-0533
Depositing User: J Sudbery
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/3107

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