impaired parenting


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parenting

 [par´ent-ing]
providing a nurturing and constructive environment that promotes growth and development in a child or children; see also attachment.
impaired parenting a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as inability of the primary caregiver to create, maintain, or regain an environment that promotes the optimum growth and development of the child.
risk for impaired parenting a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as risk for inability of the primary caretaker to create, maintain, or regain an environment that promotes the optimum growth and development of the child.
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im·pair·ed par·ent·ing

(im-pārd pārĕnt-ing)
A nursing diagnosis describing parents or guardians who may have difficulties in securing an acceptable environment for children in their care.
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impaired parenting

Inability of the primary caretaker to create an environment that promotes the optimum growth and development of the child.
See also: parenting
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