Supporting Parents

Parents are an integral and essential component in paediatric nursing.

Fostering healthy and effective relationships between the parent and healthcare professionals can prevent tension and improve relationships.


Quickly forming a partnership with parents is often identified as one of the top five skills a paediatric nurse must have.

In this video learning activity you will explore the different approaches to working with parents, supporting them through the stress of having a sick child and creating a partnership with them.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn strategies to set yourself up for a successful & collaborative parent-nurse relationship
  • Gain an understanding of the struggles parents face in hospital, and how this may contribute to tension and miscommunication
  • Learn how to educate and empathise with parents in order to involve and empower them in the delivery of care to their child
  • Receive information on communications differences between patient and parent and how to integrate the two

This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.


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