The holistic being of parents having a psychologically challenged child: An analysisName : Dr. Jumar Ubalde
Affliation : Registered nurse
University : Australia Institute of Business and Technology
Country : Australia
Mental retardation is a subnormal intellectual development as a result of congenital causes, brain injury, or disease and characterized by any of various cognitive deficiencies, including impaired learning, social and vocational disability. It is now termed as mentally challenged, psychologically challenged or intellectual disability in order to preserve the dignity of the individual. On this research study, the researcher aims to show the holistic being of parents having a mentally retarded child. Thirty parents having a psychologically challenged child studying in Legarda Elementary School were the respondents of the study. The respondents were given thirty minutes to answer the Likert scale questionnaire categorized according to the components of holism and subcategorized according to Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. The result showed that there is no significant difference on the holistic being according to the demographic profile of the parents. The result showed that there is no negative effect of having a psychologically challenged child on the holistic being of the parents the public would still benefit from its results by evaluating and knowing the holistic being of the parents having psychologically challenged child.
Prof. Jumar Talento Ubalde has completed his Doctor of Education, major in School Management and Curriculum Development at National University, Manila Philippines. Where he worked as the College Dean for the College of Nursing from 2007 -2013. He also holds the position as a Research Director of the same university from 2012-2013. He has published several papers in different international nursing journals and Invited in different international nursing conferences as one of the resource speakers. He is currently studying in Sydney Australia taking Leadership and Management. He is a part-time nurse trainer at Australia Institute of Business and Technology.