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Translational Research – Developing Partnerships Between Parents and Pediatric Nurses

      Developing partnerships between parents and pediatric nurses is fundamental to pediatric nursing. Partnerships between parents and pediatric nurses are based on the development of trusting relationships with the goal of improving the quality of pediatric nursing care and child health outcomes. Collaborative partnerships between parents and pediatric nurses create a nurturing and supportive environment for children and families to promote health and to enhance coping with children's acute and chronic conditions (
      • Christian B.J.
      Translational research – Creating partnerships with parents to improve the health of children and adolescents.
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      • Christian B.J.
      Translational research – The essence of pediatric nursing – Translating evidence to improve pediatric nursing care for children, their parents and families.
      ,
      • Christian B.J.
      Translational research – Working with parents to achieve quality healthcare for children and adolescents.
      ,
      • Christian B.J.
      Translational research – Parents and pediatric nurses promoting children’s health in primary care and during hospitalization.
      ). Working in partnership with parents, insights gained from research with parents and children provide the basis for the development of new intervention strategies to improve children's health. These new intervention strategies are developed and tested through research to improve health outcomes for children and families. To that end, nursing research improves the health of children and families, while advancing pediatric nursing practice.
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