Psychosocial Support of NICU Families

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In this episode, Dr. Hall:

  • Discusses the Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents
  • Describes why the mental health of families is just as important as the physical health of babies
  • Shares how psychosocial issues can affect parents’ ability to bond with baby
  • Defines the incidence of anxiety, depression, and PTSD of the NICU parent
  • Provides examples of interventions that help alleviate and/or prevent anxiety, depression, and PTSD in NICU parents
  • Describes communication best practices between the parents and NICU professionals
  • Reviews the importance of peer-to-peer support during the NICU journey
  • Defines Family Centered Developmental Care
  • Discusses the role of mental health professionals in the NICU
  • Describes the concept of "Family Integrated Care"
  • Provides and update on Palliative Care in the NICU

The Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least one emotional or psychological distress commonly experienced by parents in the NICU
  2. Describe the impact of parental mental health on parent-infant bonding and/or long-term outcomes for NICU infants
  3. Select best practices for supporting families after a loss


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Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hall

What's included?

1 Quiz
1 Multimedia
1 Text

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