Nurturing the Premature Infant: Developmental Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery

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Edward Goldson
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 29, 1999 - Medical - 201 pages
Traditionally, non-medical, developmental intervention with premature infants has been a controversial topic in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). However, a small but growing band of researchers have been pushing for the acceptance of alternative interventions, such as kangaroo care and massage therapy, that do not resort to surgical or other medical practices. Edward Goldson, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Colorado, has assembled the top researchers in the field to contribute to this comprehensive volume that deals with non-medical intervention with premature infants. Nurturing the Premature Infant is the first to combine the innovative research in this growing area and present it in a single volume. Not only will it be indispensable to professionals in the field, but it will also be of interest to parents of premature infants.

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Contents

1 The Environment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
3
2 Reading the Premature Infant
18
3 A Conceptual Framework for Interventions with Low Birthweight Premature Children and Their Families
86
4 Infant Massage Therapy
102
Findings and New Methods for Evaluating Intervention Effects
111
6 Kangaroo Care of the Premature Infant
131
7 The Breathing Bear and the Remarkable Premature Infant
161
8 Clinical Research Implications for Developmental Interventions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
182
Index
193
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Edward Goldson is at Children's Hospital; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

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