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


Joseph A. Picoraro, MD

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 Number: 102344
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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