Reactions of sixty parents allowed unrestricted contact with infants in a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Paludetto1981ReactionsOS,
  title={Reactions of sixty parents allowed unrestricted contact with infants in a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Roberto Paludetto and M Faggiano-Perfetto and A M Asprea and Mario De Curtis and P Margara-Paludetto},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={1981},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={401-9}
}
The prolonged and total separation of a premature infant from its parents in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is an additional element of anxiety in a family already upset by the premature birth itself. However, while encouraging parents to participate in the care of their child lessens some problems, it also tends to create others. The environment of intensive care and continuous contact with the nursing of the infant may give rise to distress, and parental reactions may interfere with the… CONTINUE READING