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Symbolic interactionism: a framework for the care of parents of preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2324927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of stressors surrounding preterm birth, parents can be expected to have difficulty in early interactions with their preterm infants. Care givers who work with preterm infants and their parents can positively affect the early parental experiences of these mothers and fathers. If care givers are consciously guided by a conceptual model, therapeutic care for distressed parents is more likely to be provided. A logical framework, such as symbolic interactionism, helps care givers to proceed systematically in assessing parental behaviors, in intervening appropriately, and in evaluating both the process and outcome of the care. Selected aspects of the symbolic interaction model are described in this article and applied to the care of parents of preterm infants.
L D Edwards; R B Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0882-5963     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-17     Completed Date:  1990-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Nursing Assessment
Parent-Child Relations*
Patient Care Planning
Psychological Theory
Stress, Psychological / etiology,  nursing*,  psychology

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