The father at the bedside: patterns of involvement in the NICU.

  title={The father at the bedside: patterns of involvement in the NICU.},
  author={Nancy Feeley and Kathyrn Sherrard and Elana Waitzer and Linda Boisvert},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  volume={27 1},
Father's involvement is important to child development, yet little is known about how fathers are involved with their newborns in neonatal intensive care. The purpose of this study was to describe patterns of fathers' involvement with their infants during hospitalization. Eighteen fathers of infants hospitalized were interviewed and asked to describe how they were involved with their infants. Interview, sociodemographic, and infant medical data were analyzed using cross-case analysis to… CONTINUE READING
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