Maternal care in the preterm child's family context: A comprehensive look towards the sibling

Soraya Cirilo Carvalho, Beatriz Castanheira Facio, Bruna Felisberto de Souza, Flávia Corrêa Porto de Abreu-D'Agostini, Adriana Moraes Leite, Monika Wernet
2019 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: To analyze maternal care for siblings of preterm babies hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. Method: Qualitative research using symbolic interactionism as a theoretical reference and narrative research as a methodological reference. Ten mothers were surveyed through semi-structured interviews. Results: Three thematic units emerged from the analysis of data: "social support in the sharing of child care"; "promotion of adaptation to the arrival of a sibling" and "maternal
more » ... eelings and coping". Final considerations: Care for the premature child's sibling is developed under mothers' physical distance from him/her, justified by the need to remain close to the premature child due to risks and fragility related to the condition.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0780 pmid:31851234 fatcat:u42jqcie2vcthnhwhhuzh6oa4m