Parenting the post-NICU premature Infant

Susan Bakewell Sachs, Susan Gennaro

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Abstract

The birth of a premature infant is stressful for family members who must adjust to unfamiliar surroundings, learn new vocabularies; cope with the infant's uncertain survival and outcome, maintain vigilance at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and eventually assume care for a recovering infant at home. Nursing research has focused on many issues related to parenting prematurely born infants, including parenting during the initial hospitalization, concerns of mothers about infant discharge, the relationship between premature infants and their mothers during the first 2 years after hospital discharge, the quality of the home environment on premature infant outcomes, parenting after the first 2 years, and interventions to improve parenting. This article focuses on research about parenting the post-NICU discharge infant to assist nurses in giving comprehensive, evidencebased care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-403
Number of pages6
JournalMCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Neonatal nursing
  • Parenting
  • Premature infant

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  • Nursing(all)

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Parenting the post-NICU premature Infant. / Bakewell Sachs, Susan; Gennaro, Susan.

In: MCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 6, 11.2004, p. 398-403.

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