Qualitative Research Critique Name Institution Background of the study The wellbeing of parents and their infants is of utmost importance from the onset of conception their birth and the in growing. Adverse effects such as increased stress levels and inadequate or dysfunctional sleep patterns are detrimental to parents and their infants. In the article “Neonatal nurses’ beliefs about almost continuous parent-infant skin-to-skin contact in neonatal intensive care” Morelius Evalotte and Anderson Cranston argue that skin-to-skin (SSC) contact is beneficial to the well-being and growth of infants. As a result these authors aimed at addressing what nurses believed to be an almost constant SSC contact for preterm infants especially between 32-36 weeks of gestation. The significance of this study was based on the premise that SCC benefits are inclusive for parents and infants. Consequently some of these advantages identified in the research include better thermal control fewer infections and lesser Lastly while SCC is vital its underuse is concerning. Therefore nurses should ensure that parents are aware of this option to improve the wellbeing of the preterm infants and the parents. Moreover when nurses take these points into consideration it should be noted that patient care is an ever-evolving area and as such requires flexibility in a holistic manner to make sure that important concepts are integrated and that professionalism has no room for constraining beliefs. Ultimately SCC for preterm infants and mothers is important not only because it promotes their wellbeing but also because it is the first stage of interaction which is quite significant to parents and their child. To this end nurses should facilitate the use and success of SCC. References Morelius E. & Anderson G.C. (2015). Neonatal nurses’ beliefs about almost continuous parent-infant skin-to-skin contact in neonatal intensive care. Journal of Clinical Nursing 24 2620-2627. [...]
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