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Parenting Support Part 1: Definitions and Concepts for Paediatricians

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare

This session introduces the concept of a supportive relationship between healthcare professionals and parents and looks at the key elements of some of the leading parenting programmes that may be used for this purpose.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a supportive relationship with a parent
  • List the different factors that can influence parenting style
  • Explain the purpose of evidence-based parent training/education programmes
  • List the criteria that should be met by an effective parenting programme

This session looks at how healthcare professionals can support parents, including the development of an appropriate parenting style. It also describes some of the leading evidence-based parent training/education programmes and the criteria that are used to assess their effectiveness.

Instructors / Speakers
Doreen Crawford,
Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester

Doreen first qualified as an SRN in 1981. She then qualified as an RSCN in 1986 before going on to specialise in neonatal intensive care at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. She is currently the consultant editor of Paediatric Nursing and a doctoral student researching family experiences in the NICU.

She has made several contributions to peer reviewed journals and her first textbook, ‘Neonatal Nursing’, was published in 1994. She is the joint editor of ‘An Introduction to Neonatal Nursing Care’ (2002) as well as ‘Nursing the Highly Dependent Child or Infant: A Manual of Care’ (2008).

An RCN committee member of the Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Forum (part of the Children and Young Peoples Community), Doreen feels privileged to have been a partner in supporting the care of sick infants, children and their families over several decades.

Parenting Support Part 1: Definitions and Concepts for Paediatricians
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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