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Die belewenis van ouers met ’n siek premature baba

M. E. van der Heyde, A. G. W. Nolte
Curationis | Vol 16, No 3 | a1405 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v16i3.1405 | © 1993 M. E. van der Heyde, A. G. W. Nolte | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 March 1993 | Published: 31 March 1993

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M. E. van der Heyde,, South Africa
A. G. W. Nolte,, South Africa

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the experiences of the parents of an ill premature infant in order to identify the needs of the parents going through this potential crisis. As a result of the constant medical and technological progress the percentage of premature infants is continually increasing. It is therefore of vital importance that the nursing and other medical staff are made aware of the trauma that these parents experience. This will enable them in giving adequate support and accompaniment in the prevention of social pathology.

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