The Impact of Child Congenital Heart Disease on Parents of Very Young Children: Considerations for Social Work Practice

@inproceedings{Len2013TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Child Congenital Heart Disease on Parents of Very Young Children: Considerations for Social Work Practice},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a Flores Le{\'o}n and Joanna Wallenberg and Shannon M. Holliker},
  year={2013}
}
As with other chronic illnesses, parents of very young children with congenital heart disease (CHD) experience stress related to the management of a child's illness. However, limited research is available that examines how CHD impacts parents. Medical social workers providing services to this population must have information on the internal and external stressors experienced in raising a child with CHD. This article identifies those stressors and provides an overview of concepts from various… CONTINUE READING

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