Impact of a family-centered care initiative on NICU care, staff and families

  title={Impact of a family-centered care initiative on NICU care, staff and families},
  author={Liza G Cooper and Judith S Gooding and Jennifer Gallagher and L Sternesky and Rebecca A Ledsky and Scott D Berns},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
Objective:Family-centered care is becoming a standard of care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a national program designed to promote family-centered care in NICUs and to provide information and comfort to families during the NICU hospitalization of their newborn.Study Design:A quasi-experimental, post-only design was utilized, examining eight March of Dimes NICU Family Support® (NFS) sites. Data were gathered via telephone… CONTINUE READING
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