Parents of Kids with Chronic Pain Benefit from Psychological Therapies, Too
Parenting a child with a longstanding or life-threatening illness—including chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, asthma and traumatic brain injury—can have a negative impact on many aspects of a parent’s and family’s life. Parents often have difficulty balancing care for their child with other responsibilities such as work, social life, finance and household tasks.
But there are very few programs in the world that address these issues for parents of children with chronic pain, based on a new Cochrane Review published August 15.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in healthcare and health policy, and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare. Tonya Palermo, PhD, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute is a co-author of “Psychological therapy for parents of children with a longstanding or life-threatening physical illness.”