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Enfermería Global

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CARVALHO, Matilde; LOURENCO, Margarida; CHAREPE, Zaida  y  NUNES, Elisabete. Hope promoting interventions in parents of children with special health needs: a scoping review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.53, pp.646-689.  Epub 14-Oct-2019. ISSN 1695-6141.

The concept of hope has been identified as central to nursing and have gained visibility in the caring of children with special health needs and their families. With the emergence of new challenges in pediatric nursing and knowing the needs and adversities parents are facing in their daily life, interventions that promote hope should be highlighted.


to map the interventions that have been implemented and evaluated to promote hope in parents of children with special health needs.


a scoping review was held, following Joanna Briggs Institute methodology, in the databases Pubmed, CINHAL complete and SciELO, in portuguese, english and spanish and in the time window from 2008 to 2018.


Seven studies were included in this review. The research that was found is mostly qualitative, dispersed in time and differentiated in terms of conceptual framework. Mostly evaluated in individuals, the studies encompass either group and individual interventions, with a large variability of contexts and intervention characteristics.


discussions about hope promoting interventions in pediatric nursing care are currently occurring, the need for more research persists for the validation of hope promotion interventions in parents of children with special health needs.

Palabras clave : Hope; Pediatric Nursing; Special Health Needs.

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