Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
GAIVA, Maria Aparecida Munhoz and SCOCHI, Carmen Gracinda Silvan. Family participation in premature care in Neonatal ICU. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.4, pp. 444-448. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672005000400012.
This study aimed at analyzing the family participation in the premature assistance in a university hospital neonatal ICU. Data were collected from the participant observation. Results showed that despite of the mother's presence in the daily life of their premature children placed in a hospital, family isn't inserted in the work process and mothers are the only ones who take part of the cares. This participation basically happens in the execution of maternity care, especially at the medium risk unity, the mother and premature family are less welcomed and there isn't any partnership between the care team and the family, there aren't team interventions in order to turn premature family in autonomous subject to promote health and life quality to baby's life.
Keywords : Infant premature; Intensive care; Family; Pediatric nursing.