The presence of the father in the kangaroo method

Thais Rosental Gabriel Lopes, Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos, Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho
2019 Escola Anna Nery  
Objective: To reflect about the father's experience close to the premature son using the kangaroo method under the referential of Merleau-Ponty. Method: Theoretical-reflexive study based on the phenomenology of perception and behavior proposed by Merleau-Ponty and relevant literature. Results: To live the prematurity with the son using the kangaroo method, provides for the father to recognize himself as a being in the world. His intentions regarding the care are demonstrated through the skin to
more » ... through the skin to skin contact and the associated care for the newborn child. From the lived experiences, the father can exert the fullness of his paternity. Conclusion and implications for practice: By comprehending the father's way of being, acting and reacting using the kangaroo method, it will be possible to reflect upon his attitudes as caregiver and get him closer to the newborn child. Therefore, it is possible to strengthen the behaviors between father and son with the purpose of creating an emotional bond, thus allowing the inherent care regarding prematurity. Understanding the paternal behavior in the care of the premature child in the Kangaroo Method and their perceptions about care neonatal, can benefit nursing praxis from the perspective of promoting neonatal health, as well as in the prevention of diseases in relation to morbidity and Infant mortality.
doi:10.1590/2177-9465-ean-2018-0370 fatcat:7djedbrrq5bnrpb6j2rwk37644