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Time is of the essence in nursing practice. Major changes in health care delivery, budgetary constraints, and staff cutbacks have required new ideas for involving families. Rather than excluding family members from health care, more efficient ways need to be determined of how to conduct brief...
The purpose of this study was to examine how support and communication are related to hardiness in families who have young children with disabilities. A sample of 108 parents (54 couples) of preschool-age children with disabilities completed the measures. Among demographic variables, family...
This study compared 80 fathers of children with chronic illness to 80 fathers of healthy children in Israel on the following variables: stressful life events, self-esteem, social support, marital satisfaction, and involvement in the care of the child. These variables were chosen from the...
The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify how susceptible women perceived their babies to be to perinatal transmission of HIV and to examine factors that influence a woman’s motivation to have a baby. The sample consisted of 45 African American women living in South Carolina and...
Reliable and valid approaches for measuring family-level problem solving are necessary if nurse clinicians and researchers are to identify and describe problem solving in both healthy and ill families and monitor the effects of nursing interventions on changes in family functioning. Whereas...
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