Parenting the prematurely born child.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The purpose of this chapter is to summarize the findings of the nursing research on parenting the prematurely born child. This research focused on eight general areas: impact of the home environment on infant development status, the relationship between premature infants and their mothers during the first 2 years, parenting during hospitalization, maternal concerns about infant discharge, fathering, subpopulations of premature infants, parenting after the first 2 years, and interventions to improve parenting. There is a need to strengthen the design and conceptualization of these studies, to move toward more intervention research, and to do research that is more culturally sensitive, especially toward fathers, ethnic and cultural minority groups, and the poor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holditch-Davis, D; Miles, MS

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 /

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 9262785

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-6686

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/0739-6686.15.1.3


  • eng