"Good-Parent Beliefs": Research, Concept, and Clinical Practice.

Title"Good-Parent Beliefs": Research, Concept, and Clinical Practice.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsWeaver MS, October T, Feudtner C, Hinds PS
JournalPediatrics
Date Published2020 May 21
ISSN1098-4275
Abstract

Parents of ill children have willingly identified their personal beliefs about what they should do or focus on to fulfill their own internal definition of being a good parent for their child. This observation has led to the development of the good-parent beliefs concept over the past decade. A growing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research base has explored the ways that good-parent beliefs guide family decision-making and influence family relationships. Parents have expressed comfort in speaking about their good-parent beliefs. Whether parents achieve their unique good-parent beliefs definition affects their sense of whether they did a good job in their role of parenting their ill child. In this state-of-the-art article, we offer an overview of the good-parent beliefs concept over the past decade, addressing what is currently known and gaps in what we know, and explore how clinicians may incorporate discussions about the good-parent beliefs into clinical practice.

DOI10.1542/peds.2019-4018
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID32439815