Psychological Distress Experienced by Parents of Young Children With Congenital Heart Defects: A Comprehensive Review of Literature

@inproceedings{Soulvie2012PsychologicalDE,
  title={Psychological Distress Experienced by Parents of Young Children With Congenital Heart Defects: A Comprehensive Review of Literature},
  author={M. Amber Soulvie and Priti P P Desai and Carmel White and Brittany L Sullivan},
  year={2012}
}
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the existing research on the psychological distress experienced by parents whose young children (between the ages of 0 and 5 years old) have a congenital heart defect (CHD). A more detailed understanding of the distress experienced by these parents, including stress associated with the child's age, the severity of the child's diagnosis, and parent characteristics, is vital as it would allow for more targeted and individualized support for this… CONTINUE READING

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