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Facilitating infant adaptation: the nursery environment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12614598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physical and social environment of the nursery is a direct and indirect influence on the development of premature infants. Qualities in the environment affect physiological stability and provide sensory experience that is relevant to brain development. Adaptation of the prematurely born infant to the unexpected surroundings of the neonatal intensive care unit can be facilitated when the infant's developmental needs are understood and characteristics of the environment are adapted accordingly. The need for environmental change is revealed by the infant's behaviour, that is, his interactions with the environment. The environment also affects the behaviour of caregivers, who like the baby need to be able to do their best in this challenging situation.
Inga Warren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neonatology : SN     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1084-2756     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neonatol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606001     Medline TA:  Semin Neonatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Winnicott Baby Unit, St Mary's NHS Trust, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological*
Adaptation, Psychological*
Caregivers / psychology
Child Development
Health Facility Environment*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / physiology,  psychology
Sensation / physiology*

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