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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    
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.
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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