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Consultation in the intensive care nursery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1052085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The paper describes a group-oriented mental health consultation program which was established for the staff of a pediatric special care nursery. The initial phase of consultation was designed 1) to deal with work stresses in providing acute medical care for premature infants who are at high risk for later emotional and developmental disturbances; and 2) to facilitate intrastaff communication in an atmosphere of strenuous physical demands from patients, and moral dilemmas raised by infants' life-threatening conditions. Also discussed are problems experienced by staff in providing psychological support to families of hospitalized infants. The author reviews implications for crisis intervention to help mitigate families' mental stress and to facilitate the emotional attachment to their infants.
D Drotar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of psychiatry in medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0091-2174     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Publication Date:    1976-1977
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-01     Completed Date:  1976-12-01     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365646     Medline TA:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to Death
Crisis Intervention
Ethics, Medical
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units*
Interprofessional Relations
Medical Staff, Hospital*
Nurseries, Hospital*
Referral and Consultation*
Stress, Psychological

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