Facilitating a multidisciplinary parent support & education group guided by Allen's developmental health nursing model.

  • Christine Melrose
  • Published 2000 in
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health…

Abstract

Parents are generally the primary source of support and nurturing for children experiencing an eating disorder; yet, they often feel blamed for the illness. Guided by the developmental health model, the group focused on parents' competence and helped them share solutions; reframed situations related to development in adolescence and mid-life; and shifted the emphasis to process to help parents understand behaviors. Parents became partners in helping their children recover by sharing solutions and creating learning opportunities from adversity.

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@article{Melrose2000FacilitatingAM, title={Facilitating a multidisciplinary parent support & education group guided by Allen's developmental health nursing model.}, author={Christine Melrose}, journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services}, year={2000}, volume={38 9}, pages={18-25} }