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Parenting in the context of chronic pain 

Parenting in the context of chronic pain
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Parenting in the context of chronic pain
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Abbie Jordan

, and Tiina Jaaniste

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10.1093/med/9780198828273.003.0004
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date: 30 March 2020

Being a parent is rewarding, challenging, and life-changing. Parenting a child or adolescent with chronic pain poses additional, unique challenges. We present a comprehensive overview of the wide-ranging impact of paediatric chronic pain on parents and a detailed consideration of how parents respond to their child’s pain. Potential explanations for parental responses to their child’s pain are considered, including attachment, resilience, and risk factors in the context of parenting a young person with chronic pain. We review particular challenges faced by parents who themselves live with chronic pain, regarding their ability to engage with normative parenting tasks. The importance of considering the bi-directional relationship between parental and child functioning is highlighted, in addition to issues pertaining to parental involvement in paediatric chronic pain interventions. Directions for research are provided, acknowledging the importance of adopting longitudinal and dyadic perspectives in future parenting research within the chronic pain context.

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