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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160559
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Getting to Know You: Maternal Reflections of Kangaroo Care
Abstract:
Getting to Know You: Maternal Reflections of Kangaroo Care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Roller, Cyndi
P.I. Institution Name:University Hospitals of Cleveland
Title:Certified Nurse-Midwife
Contact Address:11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Contact Telephone:216.844.1000
Aim: To increase knowledge about the experience of women providing kangaroo care (KC) for their preterm infants. KC allows mothers to hold their infants clad in a diaper, underneath their clothing skin-to-skin, and upright between their breasts. Husserl's transcendental phenomenology provided the conceptual framework. Evolution: As a nurse-midwife and mother, I know after giving birth, women want to see, touch, and hold their newborn. Reflection on my experiences made me aware of my presuppositions and biases regarding maternal-infant attachment and KC. Method: Transcendental phenomenology was used to gain an understanding of essential structures and meanings for mothers providing KC. The research question was, "What was it like for you to provide kangaroo care for your preterm infant while in the hospital?" Colazzi's descriptive data analysis was used to extrapolate structure and meaning of the experience. Munhall's criteria for evaluation were implemented. Sample: Inclusion criteria: (a) 16 years of age or older, (b) infants gestational age 32-36 completed weeks, (c ) infants weight 1500-3000 grams, (d) APGARS 6 or greater at 1 minute, 7 or greater at 5 minutes (e) English speaking, (f) able to articulate personal experiences and feelings. The sample included 10 women. Semi-structured interviews were conducted over a one year period of time. Findings: Ten dominant themes were identified and abstracted into the essential element of knowing. Five dimensions of knowing were extrapolated: not knowing, choosing not to know, kept from knowing, wanting to know, and getting to know. Reflections on findings: This study revealed women's experience of providing KC and women's ways of getting to know their preterm infants. The concept of knowing was explored and defined as related to mothers providing KC. Also presented is the essential structure of knowing as it relates to the theoretical schemata of maternal identity and women's ways of knowing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGetting to Know You: Maternal Reflections of Kangaroo Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160559-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Getting to Know You: Maternal Reflections of Kangaroo Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Roller, Cyndi</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Hospitals of Cleveland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Certified Nurse-Midwife</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216.844.1000</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Aim: To increase knowledge about the experience of women providing kangaroo care (KC) for their preterm infants. KC allows mothers to hold their infants clad in a diaper, underneath their clothing skin-to-skin, and upright between their breasts. Husserl's transcendental phenomenology provided the conceptual framework. Evolution: As a nurse-midwife and mother, I know after giving birth, women want to see, touch, and hold their newborn. Reflection on my experiences made me aware of my presuppositions and biases regarding maternal-infant attachment and KC. Method: Transcendental phenomenology was used to gain an understanding of essential structures and meanings for mothers providing KC. The research question was, &quot;What was it like for you to provide kangaroo care for your preterm infant while in the hospital?&quot; Colazzi's descriptive data analysis was used to extrapolate structure and meaning of the experience. Munhall's criteria for evaluation were implemented. Sample: Inclusion criteria: (a) 16 years of age or older, (b) infants gestational age 32-36 completed weeks, (c ) infants weight 1500-3000 grams, (d) APGARS 6 or greater at 1 minute, 7 or greater at 5 minutes (e) English speaking, (f) able to articulate personal experiences and feelings. The sample included 10 women. Semi-structured interviews were conducted over a one year period of time. Findings: Ten dominant themes were identified and abstracted into the essential element of knowing. Five dimensions of knowing were extrapolated: not knowing, choosing not to know, kept from knowing, wanting to know, and getting to know. Reflections on findings: This study revealed women's experience of providing KC and women's ways of getting to know their preterm infants. The concept of knowing was explored and defined as related to mothers providing KC. Also presented is the essential structure of knowing as it relates to the theoretical schemata of maternal identity and women's ways of knowing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:03:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:03:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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