Parenting a child with a genetic disorder requires overcoming numerous obstacles. The purpose of this study was to understand the experience of fathers whose children have been diagnosed with a genetic disorder. By gaining insight into a father's reactions and needs, nurses will be better able to provide anticipatory guidance, emotional support, assistance with stressor identification, development of coping mechanisms, and problem solving strategies to assist him in coping with his child's condition.
Date of publication
Rivard, Mary T., "The Lived Experience of Fathers whose Children are Diagnosed with a Genetic Disorder" (2012). Nursing Theses and Dissertations. Paper 12.