Tag Archives: family caregiver

Preferred Parent: Overcoming Issues When Heart Kids Have Favorites

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Kids often pick favorites: favorite foods, favorite toys, favorite games. But what happens when they pick favorite parents?  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

4 Myths That Keep Heart Parents From Going To Therapy

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Most people don’t hesitate to seek medical help when they or a loved one are struggling with a physical health problem—a broken ankle, a stomach virus, a heart condition. But, unfortunately, the same isn’t always true with mental health issues.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Do I Need Counseling? 5 Signs That The Answer Could Be Yes

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I always admire parents’ dedication to their heart kids. They will do anything in their power to make sure their children get the best care possible.

Unfortunately, that dedication can come at a price. I often see parent caregivers who spend so much time and energy helping their kids that they forget to take care of themselves. Burnout can happen quickly.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."