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Kangaroo care for adoptive parents and their critically ill preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12131274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this case study kangaroo care (KC) was facilitated for an adoptive mother and father who were planning to attend the birth of the infant they had arranged to adopt. Unexpectedly, the birth mother delivered at 27 weeks gestation. The infant was critically ill and required mechanical ventilation. However, in this neonatal intensive care unit where all adoptive parents and parents of mechanically ventilated infants are offered KC, these adoptive parents began KC on Day 3 while their infant daughter was still mechanically ventilated. She thrived thereafter and the entire experience was profoundly beneficial for this beginning family both at the hospital and after discharge home.
Leslie Parker; Gene Cranston Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0361-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-19     Completed Date:  2002-09-26     Revised Date:  2007-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-2     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-4904, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Critical Illness / therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
Parent-Child Relations*
Comment In:
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2002 Nov-Dec;27(6):357   [PMID:  12439141 ]

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