The role of relationship-based developmentally supportive newborn intensive care in strengthening outcome of preterm infants.

@article{Als1997TheRO,
  title={The role of relationship-based developmentally supportive newborn intensive care in strengthening outcome of preterm infants.},
  author={Heidelise Als and Linda Gilkerson},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={178-89}
}
This article details the conceptual framework, clinical application, and efficacy of a relationship-based developmentally supportive approach to newborn intensive care referred to as NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program). Outcomes of the approach are reported in regard to infant health and development, reduction of hospital costs, and family adaptation. The approach is guided by a neurodevelopmental framework for understanding preterm infants and depends on… CONTINUE READING

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