Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant.
Donald, Sonya K.
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DONALD, S.K. 2016. Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant. Journal of neonatal nursing [online], 23(3), pages 159-168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2016.10.001
This case study will critically analyse the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant and her family. Although Kangaroo Mother Care is recognised globally as an integral part of essential newborn care, there is currently a lack of standard clinical policy and guidelines recommending Kangaroo Mother Care as best practice within NHS UK wide. Whilst Kangaroo Mother Care can be easily implemented, there is potential for it to be overlooked in practice during an emergency situation. The aim of this article is to present a case study that describes the experiences of a women post caesarean section and discusses the issues and questions that have been considered following no early skin to skin execution. In addition to exploring the current evidence based practice for providing Kangaroo Mother Care, this article will focus on the impact of separation between mother and infant, as well as overcoming the barriers to using Kangaroo Mother Care in a neonatal setting.