Ethics in the neonatal intensive care unit: parental perceptions at four years postdischarge.

@article{Pinch1996EthicsIT,
  title={Ethics in the neonatal intensive care unit: parental perceptions at four years postdischarge.},
  author={Winifred J Ellenchild Pinch and Mike Spielman},
  journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={72-85}
}
Ethical issues for the parents of neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have not been widely researched. A multistage, qualitative project explored 23 families' perceptions of moral conflict and ethical decision making related to the NICU experience. Through in-depth interviews and the use of content analysis at 4 years postdischarge, life goes on (the major theme) and three conceptual categories were identified as characterizations of this phase. This phase, combined with two… CONTINUE READING