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Commentary on: Köble K, Willinger L, Brudy L, et al. Resilience in children with congenital heart disease: a comparative study with health counterparts. Arch Dis Child 2023;108:935–9. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2023–325605.
Implications for practice and research
Nurse-led intervention programmes may enhance resilience among children with chronic illnesses and their parents, improving their well-being.
Mixed-method research is required to examine the nuanced relationship between various congenital heart disease (CHD) subgroups and the resilience of children with CHD.
CHD in children results in treatment complications, compromised development and increased risk of chronic illnesses in adulthood. Children with CHD and their families may face challenges to their mental and physical health and quality of life, and they may feel uncertain, overwhelmed and vulnerable. COVID-19 posed particularly adverse circumstances for families managing childhood CHD. The outcome of adversities may depend on people’s …
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