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Living with difference: Caring for a premature baby at home


Sankey, J and Brennan, S, Living with difference: Caring for a premature baby at home, Collegian, 8, (2) pp. 10-18. ISSN 1322-7696 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60003-7


This grounded theory study explores the experience of caring for a premature baby following discharge from hospital. The idea for the study arose from our nursing practice with new parents. Seven participants from one region contributed to the development of a substantive theory, which we named "Living with Difference: Caring for a premature baby at home". The participants were convinced that their experience was different from that of mothers of full-term babies. The women articulated the areas of difference as being: needing and receiving support; developing confidence; feeling guilty, and experiencing smallness. The results from this study will contribute to a body of knowledge which will inform future family and child health practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Midwifery
Research Field:Clinical midwifery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Sankey, J (Dr Judy Sankey)
UTAS Author:Brennan, S (Associate Professor Sheryl Brennan)
ID Code:23212
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-30

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