Vigilant watching over: mothers' actions to safeguard their premature babies in the newborn intensive care nursery.

@article{Hurst2001VigilantWO,
  title={Vigilant watching over: mothers' actions to safeguard their premature babies in the newborn intensive care nursery.},
  author={Irene Hurst},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={39-57}
}
  • Irene Hurst
  • Published 2001 in The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing
The critical ethnography described in this article explored how a diverse group of 12 mothers describe and interpret their experience of having a hospitalized premature baby, including the mothers' actions in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) and conditions affecting their descriptions, interpretations, and actions throughout 448 hours of participant observation. A central feature of their experience encompassed a repertoire of actions to vigilantly watch over their babies in the NICU. The… CONTINUE READING

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