First Advisor

Katherine Bradley

Date of Award

2-26-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Pre-clinical Health Science and University Honors

Department

Health Studies

Language

English

Subjects

Neonatal intensive care, Newborn infants -- Care, Early childhood development, Neonatal nursing

DOI

10.15760/honors.985

Abstract

This thesis encompasses how families and healthcare workers alike can uplift preterm infants’ development in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The use of positive facial expressions, skin-to-skin contact, verbalizing with the infant, quality time, and focused attention are explored to promote the preterm infant’s positive development. Additionally, this thesis includes research on optimizing the transition from hospital to home for both parents and infants.

This thesis aims to gather information that caregivers can easily reference and put into action with preterm infants. At the end of each body paragraph, the reader can promptly locate summarizing bullet points of how caregivers can apply the information learned in the previous section to promote the development of their preterm infant. This thesis aims to be a resource to improve the quality of life for any infant battling the complications that may come with preterm birth.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35014

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