Neonatal healthcare providers’ perceptions of the feasibility of home phototherapy in neonatal jaundice

Anderson, Candice Megan, Kandasamy, Yogavijayan, and Kilcullen, Meegan (2023) Neonatal healthcare providers’ perceptions of the feasibility of home phototherapy in neonatal jaundice. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 29 (3). pp. 568-574.

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Purpose: This project aims to explore healthcare professionals’ perceptions of providing home phototherapy for neonatal jaundice as part of standard care.

Design and Methods: In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of nine healthcare professionals from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The data was analyzed according to the Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis using six steps devised by Braun and Clarke for thematic analysis using NVivo Software.

Results: Six major themes were identified that encompassed healthcare professionals’ perceptions of home phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. These themes included: baby factors for home phototherapy, better in own environment, parent factors for home phototherapy, perceived benefits for home phototherapy, perceived risks of home phototherapy, and system factors impacting home phototherapy.

Conclusions: Home phototherapy was perceived positively amongst the healthcare professionals. The healthcare professionals expressed many perceived benefits of home phototherapy such as family-centred care, improved bonding, improved establishment of breastfeeding, and decreased healthcare expenditure.

Practice implications: Enables understanding of the barriers to establishing home phototherapy programs and provides a scaffold for the development of these programs.

Item ID: 76881
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1878-089X
Keywords: Neonatal jaundice Home phototherapy Hyperbilirubinaemia Healthcare professionals
Copyright Information: © 2022 Neonatal Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 01:59
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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