Enhancing resilience and self-efficacy in the families of children with complex health needs and disabilities: sharing and embedding lessons from the Family Nurse partnership

East of EnglandMental Health
Start Date: 30 Sep 2014

Project summary

This research study aims to develop and test a brief structured programme for parents of children with disabilities and complex health needs in order to help them, as parents, develop resilience and self-efficacy in order to cope with their new caring role. (Within this study ‘resilience’ relates to the ability to ‘bounce back’ in the face of difficult circumstances, and ‘self-efficacy’ is about having abilities and, particularly, having belief in one’s own abilities.) 

Professor Mark Whiting, WellChild Professor of Community Children’s Nursing