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The management of pain in preterm infants from the perspective of parents: a contribution to nursing

O manejo da dor em recém-nascidos prematuros sob a ótica dos pais: uma contribuição para enfermagem
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Pacheco, Sandra Teixeira de Araújo; Duffrayer, Luanna Ribeiro; Pacheco, Mayara Daher; Araújo, Bárbara Bertolossi Marta de

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Abstract Objectives: Analyze how parents recognize pain on their premature newborn children, Obtain knowledge about painful behavioral signs of the premature newborn recognized on them by their parents and describe the care practiced by them to minimize the pain of their premature child. Method: Qualitative study. Data collection instrument was the semi-structured interview with nine parents of premature newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital in Rio de Janeiro, it was applied between August and September 2011. Results: The analysis of thematic content was chosen as our data analysis, from this analysis five (5) categories were originated: The crying; Perception of body changes; The perception of face alterations; The perception of emotional alterations and Care performance to minimize pain. Conclusions: It was concluded that parents recognize signs of painful behavior of their premature newborn, identifying them by body, facial and emotional changes.
Keywords pain; baby; hospital; intensive care medicine; caregiving; parent-child relationship; Brazil
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine
Free Keywords nursery
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3352-3359
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence