Parental assessment of comfort in newborns affected by lifelimiting conditions treated by a standardized neonatal comfort care program

Title

Parental assessment of comfort in newborns affected by lifelimiting conditions treated by a standardized neonatal comfort care program

Creator

Parravicini E; Daho M; Foe G; Steinwurtzel R; Byrne M

Identifier

Publisher

Journal of Perinatology

Date

2018

Subject

life expectancy; Infant; Newborn; health survey; newborn; health care quality; self report; parental attitude; prospective study; parental behavior; newborn care; child parent relation; health program; human; female; male; adult; article; clinical article; life limiting disease; patient comfort; physical disease; fluid intake; health care delivery; infant nutrition; kangaroo care; peer review; standardization

Description

Objective:To assess the perception of parents concerning the state of comfort maintained in their infants born with life-limiting conditions and treated by a standardized neonatal comfort care program.Study Design:Participants were parents (n=35 families) who elected comfort care for their newborns diagnosed with life-limiting conditions. Standardized comfort measures including family/infant bonding, warmth, nutrition/hydration and pain/discomfort management were provided to all infants. Parents consented to receive a questionnaire with quantitative response options and open-ended questions.Results:Forty-two questionnaires (26 from mothers and 16 from fathers) were collected and analyzed. Most parents reported that their child was treated with respect, in a caring, peaceful and non-invasive environment. To the question 'Do you think that overall your baby received comfort' mode response was 'always'.Conclusion:Parents of infants with life-limiting conditions perceive that their babies experience comfort as a result of the care provided by the standardized Neonatal Comfort Care Program.

Rights

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Citation List Month

April 2018 List

Pages

142-147

Issue

2

Volume

38

Collection

Citation

Parravicini E; Daho M; Foe G; Steinwurtzel R; Byrne M, “Parental assessment of comfort in newborns affected by lifelimiting conditions treated by a standardized neonatal comfort care program,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15077.

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