Premature or sick newborns are at risk of developing important long-term morbidities. Developmental care practices are used to diminish stress and to promote brain development in these newborns. Families have a prominent role in these practices, with parents as primary caregiver for their sick or preterm infant. Family-centred care has a positive effect on the outcome of these newborns. It also has a positive effect on the mental status of the parents and on the parent-infant bonding. Family-centred care has different aspects and the implementation demands a mind-shift in all caregivers involved in the care of preterm and sick newborns.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Belgian Journal of Paediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2018|