Patricia A Kuster
Affiliation: University of Arizona
- Factors influencing health promoting activities of mothers caring for ventilator-assisted childrenPatricia A Kuster
College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ 85721, USA
J Pediatr Nurs 19:276-87. 2004..Nurses need to help mothers with coping and finding resources to help mediate the stress related to caring for their child, thereby helping the mothers to maintain their own health...
- Caregiving stress, immune function, and health: implications for research with parents of medically fragile childrenPatricia A Kuster
The University of Arizona, College of Nursing and Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona 85737, USA
Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs 27:257-76. 2004..The purpose of this review article will be to provide an overview of the literature related to caregiving stress and immune functioning and to discuss implications for research in this area with parents of medically fragile children...
- Mental health of mothers caring for ventilator-assisted children at homePatricia A Kuster
College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612 4766, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 27:817-35. 2006..Interventions by mental health and pediatric nurses should focus on enhancing mothers' coping skills and assisting mothers in accessing a positive social network to help mediate the stress related to caring for their child...