This session will use stories and videotaped interviews with parents and adult children to illustrate how principles of growth and development and parenting theory can be applied to family centered care of ill adults with living parents. Stories will frame the issues of the interrelatedness of illness and independence, fostering resilience and hope, communication and incorporating parental help to improve care for the patient. Approaches that can be used to foster support will be incorporated. Content for this presentation is derived in part from the presenters’ experience and the American Journal of Nursing 2013 Book of the Year for Consumer Education In the Shadows: Caring for Parents of Seriously Ill Adult Children (2013) Hygeia Media.
Discuss the effect of health care advances on family structure.
Utilize the principles of family centered nursing to examine helpful care giving strategies for ill adult children and their parents.