Factors affecting parents' presence with their extremely preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care room.

@article{Heinemann2013FactorsAP,
  title={Factors affecting parents' presence with their extremely preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care room.},
  author={Ann-Britt Heinemann and Lena K. Hellstr{\"o}m-Westas and Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2013},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={695-702}
}
AIM To describe parents' experiences of factors that influenced their stay with their extremely preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS This study has a qualitative descriptive design based on semistructured interviews conducted with seven mothers and six fathers. RESULTS Opportunities to stay overnight together with their infant facilitated parental presence, and opportunities for taking over their infant's care empowered the parents in their parental role and… CONTINUE READING