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Parent Engagement Correlates With Parent and Preterm Infant Oxytocin Release During Skin-to-Skin Contact

Preterm infants remain increasingly neurodevelopmentally disadvantaged. Parental touch, especially during skin-to-skin contact (SSC), has potential to reduce adverse consequences. Purpose: To examine relationships between parental engagement and salivary oxytocin and cortisol levels for parents participating in SSC intervention. Methods: A randomized crossover design study was conducted in a … Continue reading

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How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the NICU work environment and parental presence in the NICU using a national data set. The authors conducted a cross-sectional, observational study of a national sample of 104 NICUs, where 6060 … Continue reading

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Bliss releases new research on mental health

New research conducted by Bliss has revealed that 80 per cent of parents whose babies were admitted into neonatal care think that their mental health suffered after their experience. A staggering 35 per cent of parents reported that their mental … Continue reading

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New research finds family integrated care improves outcomes for babies

A new study has found that involving parents as much as possible in the care of their babies can have a positive impact on both the baby’s and parents’ health and wellbeing. The international trial, published in The Lancet Child … Continue reading

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Nursing Care of Infants With a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Infants with congenital or posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus may require a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt to divert the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, thus preventing increase in intracranial pressure. Knowledge on various aspects of caring for a child with a VP shunt will enable … Continue reading

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Roles and Experiences of Parents in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: An International Survey of Parental Perspectives of Communication in the NICU

Although partnering with parents is important to improving neonatal outcomes, no studies have investigated what parents are taught, remember, or experience when their child is afflicted with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Purpose: To characterize parental perceptions of communication and support they were … Continue reading

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Transition to parenthood in the neonatal care unit: a qualitative study and conceptual model designed to illuminate parent and professional views of the impact of webcam technology

Complications during pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal period may result in the admission of a baby to a neonatal unit (NNU). While the survival and long-term prospects of high-risk infants are enhanced by admission, the enforced separation of the parent … Continue reading

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