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Support needs of parents:- What are the experiences and concerns of parents of children with faltering growth?

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(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Having a child with faltering growth can be a distressing experience. Parents can feel blamed or unheard. Faltering growth happens when children are young so can have a long-term impact on the child–parent relationship. There are no studies that describe parental experiences or concerns and therefore there is a gap in the evidence. Research on this topic would help to improve understanding of the needs and concerns of parents who have children with faltering growth, which will then enable healthcare professionals to better address them. Understanding the experiences, expectations and needs of parents should inform the design of effective intervention strategies that are tailored to the family.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Faltering growth: recognition and management of faltering growth in children
Date issued
September 2017

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Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/09/2017