Föräldrars upplevelser av att vårda sitt barn på NICU, under Covid-19

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Sammanfattning: Background: Neonatal care stands for medical care of newborns. Due to illness, premature birth or complication at birth, infants may need neonatal intensive care at the beginning of their life. Diseases that can cause newborns to require intensive care for survival include sepsis, seizures, asphyxia, congenital heart defects, birth defects and more. The care period at NICU is a vulnerable time for parents who end up in a crisis. The ongoingcovid-19 pandemic increases the strain on the healthcare system and the parents, whom already are vulnerable in the private crisis of having an ill newborn child. There is a knowledge gap regarding implemented restrictions during covid-19and how these might affect parents experience of care of newborn infants at NICU. Aim: An empirical study described how implemented restrictions during Covid-19 at NICU affected parents' experiences of caring their child. Method: An empirical study was conducted using a qualitative method. Six semi-structured interviews were completed with parents by video call or telephone. The interviews were analyzed with content analysis, with an inductive approach. Results: The result was shaped based on the purpose with the help of codes and themes such as "Family centred", “Nursing barriers" and "Information, communication and approach”. Conclusion: Flaws where identified within co-care and collaboration between wards during covid-19 pandemic. Individuals in the patient care team could make a significant difference to parents experiences of the hospital stay. Technical aids should be used more frequent to advance the family-centered care.

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