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Parental presence when their child is in neonatal intensive care.

Journal article
Authors Helena Wigert
Marie Berg
Anna-Lena Hellström
Published in Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
Volume 24
Issue 1
Pages 139-46
ISSN 1471-6712
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Pages 139-46
Language en
Keywords Adult, Child, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, statistics & numerical data, Male, Parent-Child Relations, Parenting
Subject categories Reproductive and perinatal care


When a newborn baby needs care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the parents are welcome to stay with their child whenever they wish. The aim of the present study was to investigate the time per day parents are present together with their child at the NICU and to identify factors that facilitated and obstructed their presence.

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