Mindfulness training for parents of children with special needs: Guidance for nurses in mental health practice

  title={Mindfulness training for parents of children with special needs: Guidance for nurses in mental health practice},
  author={Manika Petcharat and Patricia Liehr},
  journal={Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing},
  • Manika Petcharat, P. Liehr
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
PROBLEM Parents of children with special needs encounter specific challenges in carrying out their caregiving roles. They experience difficulty accepting their children due to unrealistically high expectations. Mindfulness training (MT) may increase parental psychological well-being and acceptance. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to examine the evidence-base for the effectiveness of MT in enhancing psychological well-being for parents of children with special needs as a foundation… 
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