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ERIC Number: EJ926601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Cultivating a Culture of Awareness: Nurturing Reflective Practices in the NICU
Steinberg, Zina; Kraemer, Susan
Zero to Three (J), v31 n2 p15-21 Nov 2010
The authors describe the challenges to nurturing reflective practices in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)--an environment in which life and death hang in fragile balance and where the need to defend against unbearable realities is natural, even an adaptive response. Working as consultants to this acute setting, the authors describe how they pay close attention to staff members' experiences of the parents and babies, encouraging them to reflect upon the feelings generated by these encounters. This article illustrates how the consultants' own experiences help them understand those of the staff and increase tolerance for reflective processes in NICU staff members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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