Parenting the prematurely born child: pathways of influence.


Journal Article (Review)

Recognizing the importance of parents in the lives of preterm infants, investigators and clinicians have increasingly focused on the needs of parents during the period when their infant is hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit and the impact of this experience on their subsequent parenting. The purpose of this report is to summarize research findings from over two decades of research, present a framework for understanding the various influences on parents of prematurely-born children, and suggest clinical interventions that are important in helping parents both in the hospital and after discharge.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miles, MS; Holditch-Davis, D

Published Date

  • June 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 254 - 266

PubMed ID

  • 9205979

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9205979

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-075X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-0005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0146-0005(97)80067-5


  • eng