Title

Mothering in the NICU: A Qualitative Exploration of Maternal Engagement

Published In

Social Work in Health Care

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

9-2019

Abstract

Research suggests maternal engagement in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may positively impact maternal and infant health outcomes. However, the U.S. has lower rates of maternal engagement in the NICU compared to other developed countries. This qualitative study reflects a transdisciplinary research partnership between social work, nursing, and neonatology. Qualitative inquiry explores maternal experiences in the NICU from the perspectives of mothers of preterm infants hospitalized in 2 U.S. NICUs. Results support an ecological systems framework to understanding barriers and facilitators to maternal engagement in the NICU and the utilization of a trauma-informed health care approach in NICU settings.

Description

© 2019 Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/00981389.2019.1629152

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/29549

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