Family-centred care: partnering with families in the care of small and sick newborns

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalBelgian Journal of Paediatrics
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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