Parenting a preterm infant: Experiences in a regional neonatal health services programme

Rowe, Jennifer A, Gardner, Glenn, and Gardner, Anne (2005) Parenting a preterm infant: Experiences in a regional neonatal health services programme. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 8 (1). pp. 17-23.

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Abstract

In an Australian regional health service, parents’ experiences of the neonatal intensive care (NICU), neonatal nurseries and a community discharge programme were investigated. Parents from 12 families participated in an in-depth interview. Three themes captured a partial, yet significant, view of these parents’ experiences as they strived to develop their identity and competence as parents. The findings are explored as they reveal issues associated with the provision of family centred, developmental care in neonatal services. Opportunities for nurses in this context to expand and clarify their role in ways that are responsive to parenting needs are discussed.

Item ID: 10285
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1441-6638
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 06:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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