Development of parent-nurse relationships in neonatal intensive care units--from closeness to detachment.

@article{Fegran2008DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of parent-nurse relationships in neonatal intensive care units--from closeness to detachment.},
  author={Liv Fegran and May Solveig Fagermoen and S{\o}lvi Helseth},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={
          363-71
        }
}
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the development of relationships between parents and nurses in a neonatal intensive care unit. BACKGROUND As increasingly smaller premature babies survive, the prolonged hospitalization that follows makes relationships between parents and nurses crucial. A collaborative partnership in which all the family members' needs are acknowledged is suggested as the best approach. METHOD A hermeneutic approach was adopted, using overt participant… CONTINUE READING

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