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Humane Neonatal Care Initiative.
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PMID:  10342526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author has worked for many years in experimental departments in the former Soviet health system. Now, with integration into the western health system, many questions are being asked about high-technology neonatal medicine and whether it is sufficiently humane. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) movement is well known all over the world, but unfortunately it is only used for healthy children in maternity hospitals. A paradoxical situation has been created: the routines of maternity wards comply with the BFHI, whereas a neonatal intensive care unit in the same hospital may not meet the requirements of the BFHI. BFHI mainly cover breastfeeding in maternity hospitals. Humane Neonatal Care Initiatives include minimum aggressive therapy, minimum contact between sick newborns and medical staff, and maximum contact with mothers; the number of tests and examinations should be reduced to a minimum. Eleven steps towards the improvement of psychosocial and medical care in units for sick newborns are presented. This article is intended to provoke serious discussion.
A Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-26     Completed Date:  1999-07-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tallin Children's Hospital, Estonia.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Hospitals, Maternity
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
Maternal Deprivation
Patient Care Management / methods*,  trends*
Stress, Physiological / prevention & control
Comment In:
Acta Paediatr. 1999 Apr;88(4):367-70   [PMID:  10342532 ]
Acta Paediatr. 1999 Oct;88(10):1172   [PMID:  10565472 ]
Acta Paediatr. 1999 Oct;88(10):1051-2   [PMID:  10565446 ]

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