Are families prepared for discharge from the NICU?

@article{Smith2009AreFP,
  title={Are families prepared for discharge from the NICU?},
  author={Vincent Combemere Smith and Susan Young and Dewayne M Pursley and Marie C McCormick and John A. F. Zupancic},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={623-629}
}
Objective:(1) Quantify and compare the family's and the nurse's perception regarding the family's discharge preparedness. (2) Determine which elements contribute to a family's discharge preparedness.Study Design:We studied the families of all the infants discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit after a minimum of a 2-week admission. The families rated their overall discharge preparedness with a 9-point Likert scale on the day of discharge. Independently, the discharging nurse evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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