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ERIC Number: EJ776239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Mothers of Pre-Term Infants in Neonate Intensive Care
MacDonald, Margaret
Early Child Development and Care, v177 n8 p821-838 2007
In this study, eight mothers of pre-term infants under the care of nursing staff and neonatologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, were observed and interviewed about their birth experience and their images of themselves as mothers during their stay. Patterns and themes in the mothers' descriptions and responses were analyzed, and responses concerning emergency birth, family support, images, role negotiation and the challenge of accessing their infants were presented. Implications of these findings are then discussed followed by recommendations for educational support and practice. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)