What is it about?
This study highlights that when the child’s intellectual disability (ID) is confirmed, fathers experience a diverse range of mixed emotions. Health and social care practitioners including nurses need to be aware of the impact of the diagnosis upon fathers.
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Why is it important?
This study highlights the importance of a range of health and social care practitioners need to recognise the emotional impact of a diagnosis of ID and how the process of assessment and disclosure can influence how fathers adapt over time.
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This page is a summary of: The Views and Experiences of Fathers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review of the International Evidence, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, January 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12328.
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