The admission of a child into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can leave families feeling anxious, fearful, unsure and overwhelmed by the loss of control in the ability to parent a child. Often these families feel as if they are unable to fulfill their parental role as the caregiver of their newborn is left to medical staff. The purpose of this project was to find funding to develop a facilitator lead support group for families, utilizing the Strengths-Based Perspective, which recognizes the challenges that come with the admission of the child in a neonatal intensive care unit. With funding from The California Endowment the overarching goals of this group will be to decrease the family's stress, while increasing the identifiable strengths each family member possess. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Chambers, Ruth M., Glezakos, Agathi|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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