A preterm lifeline: Early discharge programme based on family-centred care

Anne Brødsgaard, Renathe Zimmermann, Mette Petersen

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To present an Early Discharge Programme model for preterm infants based on family-centred care, and to describe its impact on the infants and families.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Methods included longitudinal growth assessments of 218 premature infants and a qualitative synthesis of two focus group interviews with 15 parents.

RESULTS: The main finding was the experience of "parents in control with lifeline to neonatal intensive care unit" based on five syntheses.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: An early discharge programme based on family-centred care has been implemented and integrated into our neonatal intensive care unit that could be implemented by other hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN
Volume20
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)232-243
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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