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Supporting-emotional needs of Iranian parents with premature infants admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
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PMID:  25405119     Owner:  PIP     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a stressful and painful experience. Unlike to normal births, this birth is associated with admission and separation of infant from parents. The aim of this study was to compile the supporting-emotional needs of Iranian parents who have a premature infant admitted in (NICU).
METHODS: This study was performed using qualitative research approach. Twelve participants including 9 parents whose infant had been hospitalized in NICU; two nurses and one physician were also selected for sampling purposes. Data were gathered using semi-structured interview. Data were analyzed by inductive content analysis approach.
RESULTS: Four subcategories emerged from data analysis expressed supporting-emotional needs of parents of premature infants admitted in NICU. These subcategories were: Need for interaction with infant, Need to medical team's empathy, need to exchange support with spouse, and Need to get help from others.
CONCLUSION: In order to develop mutual bonding with infant and attain parental roles, parents need to be close their neonate, also receive empathy and support to find a way to meet their needs. Participants in this study announced that resolving these needs can help parents to feel more confidence in infant's care and reduce their negative feelings.
Authors:
Faranak Aliabadi; Mohammad Kamali; Leili Borimnejad; Mehdi Rassafiani; Mehdi Rasti; Narges Shafaroodi; Foroogh Rafii; Reihaneh Askary Kachoosangy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1016-1430     ISO Abbreviation:  Med J Islam Repub Iran     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-18     Completed Date:  2014-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910777     Medline TA:  Med J Islam Repub Iran     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53     Citation Subset:  -    
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