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Posttraumatic Growth in Parents and Pediatric Patients

About the Course:

Both children and their parents can be traumatized by serious pediatric illness for a variety of reasons (e.g., its onset, hospitalization, acute physical injury). While much research has been done on the development of PTSD and/or PTSD-related symptoms, less has been done on some of the positive outcomes of traumatic experiences. Posttraumatic growth can contribute to significant positive outcomes for individuals to include greater appreciation for life. This article presents a literature review regarding posttraumatic growth in parents and patients with serious pediatric illness.

Publication Date:

Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17(2) 2014

Course Material Author

Joseph A. Picoraro, MD

Dr. Joseph Picoraro is a pediatric gastroenterologist who strives to provide comprehensive care for each child in the context of his or her family. Dr. Picoraro is driven to foster a medical system in which children and families are provided targeted treatments while incorporating inclusive decision-making. His research focuses on improving the comprehensive and tailored care of children with gastrointestinal diseases, with a focus on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with families and parents of children with serious illnesses. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the elements of posttraumatic growth within the context of severe pediatric illness.

  2. Describe key aspects of the cognitive processes associated with posttraumatic growth.

  3. Describe the psychosocial characteristics affecting posttraumatic growth.

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Course Material

References begin on page 216.

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Course Number 102344
1 credit hour
  • Online Article
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