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Parenting a pre-term infant: Experiences in a regional neonatal health services program

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

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.

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ID Code: 3704
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: preterm infants, parenting, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ISSN: 1441-6638
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Community Child Health (111704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Cambridge Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:10

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