Psychological problems in parents of children with orthopedic pediatric congenital disorders
Keywords:psychology, parents, congenital disorders, orthopedics
Parenting a child born with congenital disorder can be very unsettling and stressful for a long period of time. It takes patience, strength, and fortitude as well as a high sense of attention. Parents may even experience depression, especially mothers. Timing of delivering news of congenital disorder is essential as the sooner it is predicting a better parental coping outcome. Every day, a family will find new ways to cope and interact as a whole while managing extra necessities demanded by the disorder. Parents of children with congenital disorders are expected to collaborate along with healthcare professional and expect to receive support in return. Other from the medical team, parents are hopeful to find acceptance and comfort from the community around them. However, information regarding congenital disorders in society may not be as easily understood which limit their responses.
It is important as healthcare professionals to be trained in recognizing potential psychological strain that may undermine parents of children with congenital disorder and provide help and support in ensuring the child’s health outcome.
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