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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335235
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Try Not to Judge:" Mothers of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Author(s):
Cleveland, Lisa M.; Bonugli, Rebecca
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, clevelandl@uthscsa.edu; Rebecca Bonugli, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To explore the experiences of mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Methods: Qualitative description. Results: Participants were recruited from community-based, out-patient, addiction treatment facilities in a large urban city in the southwestern region of the United States. A convenience sample of 15 Latina, substance addicted mothers of infants with NAS participated although enrollment was open to women of all ethnicities. Semi-structured, individual, interviews were conducted and the data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Data were first anlayzied independently followed by a discussion of the themes until a consensus was reached. Four themes were identified: a) understanding addiction, b) watching the infant withdraw, c) judging, and d) trusting the nurses. To provide further explanation, the mothers felt there was a lack of understanding concerning addiction which was particularly noted when interacting with the nurses. They shared their feelings of guilt and shame while observing their infant's withdrawal symptoms. Further, the mothers felt judged by the nurses for having used illicit drugs during pregnancy. Feeling judged interfered with the mothers' ability to trust the nurses. Conclusion: These findings provide nurses with a better understanding of the experiences of addicted mothers and may lead to more customized nursing care for this high-risk population of mothers and their infants.
Keywords:
Mothering; Substance addiction; Neonatal abstinence syndrome
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST145
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.title"Try Not to Judge:" Mothers of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndromeen
dc.contributor.authorCleveland, Lisa M.en
dc.contributor.authorBonugli, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsLisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, clevelandl@uthscsa.edu; Rebecca Bonugli, PhD, APRN, PMHCNSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335235-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To explore the experiences of mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Methods: Qualitative description. Results: Participants were recruited from community-based, out-patient, addiction treatment facilities in a large urban city in the southwestern region of the United States. A convenience sample of 15 Latina, substance addicted mothers of infants with NAS participated although enrollment was open to women of all ethnicities. Semi-structured, individual, interviews were conducted and the data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Data were first anlayzied independently followed by a discussion of the themes until a consensus was reached. Four themes were identified: a) understanding addiction, b) watching the infant withdraw, c) judging, and d) trusting the nurses. To provide further explanation, the mothers felt there was a lack of understanding concerning addiction which was particularly noted when interacting with the nurses. They shared their feelings of guilt and shame while observing their infant's withdrawal symptoms. Further, the mothers felt judged by the nurses for having used illicit drugs during pregnancy. Feeling judged interfered with the mothers' ability to trust the nurses. Conclusion: These findings provide nurses with a better understanding of the experiences of addicted mothers and may lead to more customized nursing care for this high-risk population of mothers and their infants.en
dc.subjectMotheringen
dc.subjectSubstance addictionen
dc.subjectNeonatal abstinence syndromeen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:47:35Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:47:35Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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