Brazilian´s Families of Preterm Child: Experiences in the Transition Period from NICU to Home
Claudia Silveira Viera; Barbara Medoff-Cooper; Débora Falleiros de Mello; Luciana Mara Monti Fonseca; Rosane Munhoz da Silva; Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de Oliveira Toso; Letícia Pancieri

Objective: Describing the experience of Brazilian´s families of preterm child during the transition period from NICU to home and analyze the extension in which the guidelines of the National Humanization Policy were present in the support experienced by those families. Method: Sixteen family members took part of this qualitative and descriptive study and were heard four times, through semi-structured recorded interviews throughout the first month at home. Two thematic categories described it: ‘family’s stress post discharge’ and ‘management of daily care’. Results: Parents have never mentioned special attention and support by nurses or health professionals, especially from the Primary Health Care. The transition period from NICU to home requires earlier and continued follow-up assistance. Conclusion: In the reality of this study do not have support in the transition period provided by health staff, so, the guidelines of the National Humanization Policy are underused.

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