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Maternal self-esteem: from theory to clinical practice in a special care nursery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10122429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal self-esteem is examined from theoretical and clinical perspectives. The construct of maternal self-esteem is described, and infant and maternal factors affecting it are delineated. These factors include infant health, maternal perception of infant health, and newborn characteristics. Particular emphasis is placed on maternal perception of the infant's health and behavior. The preterm infant within the context of the special care nursery is used as a clinical illustration, thus bridging the gap from theory to clinical practice. General unit guidelines and clinical intervention strategies, for all disciplines, are suggested to enhance the maternal self-esteem of preterm mothers.
M M McGrath; E C Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0273-9615     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Health Care     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-06     Completed Date:  1993-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101257     Medline TA:  Child Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-205     Citation Subset:  H    
University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, Kingston 02881.
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MeSH Terms
Hospital-Patient Relations
Infant Care*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / organization & administration*,  standards
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / education,  psychology*
Organizational Objectives
Self Concept*
United States

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