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Parental stress and resilience in CHD: a new frontier for health disparities research

  • Amy J. Lisanti (a1) (a2)


Parental stress is a universal experience for parents who have children diagnosed with CHD and has been studied within the context of the child’s illness, but not through a broader health disparity lens. This paper provides a thorough synthesis of the current literature on parental stress addressing disparities in parents of children with CHD. Several theories and models from within this literature are described and a new comprehensive framework, the Parental Stress and Resilience in CHD Model, is presented. Future research and clinical implications are discussed.


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Author for correspondence: A. J. Lisanti, University of Pennsylvania, 418 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Fax: 215 573 9193; E-mail:


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Cite this article: Lisanti AJ. (2018) Parental stress and resilience in CHD: a new frontier for health disparities research. Cardiology in the Young 28: 1142–1150. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118000963



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