Learning how to parent is a harsh theme for the first-time parent in the NICU, such as CD (Skene, et al., 2012). The anxiety of holding an infant with a mechanical ventilation device can create uncertainty, powerlessness, or possible freezing the transition into parenthood (Edell-Gustafsson et al., 2014; Imber-Black, 2015; Vollman, 2014). This also creates an obstacle in the health literacy of the parent’s involvement with the NICU infant care requirements. Communication requires the parent(s) to share growing knowledge of inquiry about their premature neonate with providers, developing a bond of trust ...
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... mother, traditionally creates the strongest parent/infant bond but may be hesitant to allow attachment, shielding herself from the possible grieving of the NICU infant experience or life-shortening illness (Imber-Black, 2014).
Interventions to enhance coping in parents with NICU infants have not kept pace with the technological advances of the care received (Melnyk, Crean, Feinstein, & Fairbanks, 2009). The emotional and financial burden on the families affects family resiliency. Promotion of a COPE program (Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment) has a powerful impact on maternal emotions, providing maternal confidence in caring for the NICU infant and discharge to home (Melnyk et al., 2009). Monitoring the maternal emotional response to role alteration allows opportunity to enhancing communication and promoting transition to the home (Melnyk et al., 2009).
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