Mothers’ Experience of Receiving Counselling or Psychotherapy on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/113621
Title:
Mothers’ Experience of Receiving Counselling or Psychotherapy on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Authors:
Parker, Lynn
Abstract:
Having a baby on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a major life stressor which has the potential of impacting detrimentally on the mother’s relationship with her infant, therefore appropriate psychological support is imperative in order to minimise the severe long-term consequences of this experience. Research as far back as the 1970’s recommends counselling and psychotherapy as an effective intervention to provide appropriate psychological support for these families and the NICU in this study is providing such a service. Research was needed to assess the suitability of the service from the mothers’ perspective to assess whether this does in fact meet their psychological needs during this traumatic time, and if there are improvements that can be made. This appears to be the first study of its kind and findings showed that other available support networks were often conditional, whereas the counselling service was viewed as a point of consistency and stability that provided unconditional psychological support at the time when needed
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/113621
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
MSc dissertation
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorParker, Lynnen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-21T14:24:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-21T14:24:45Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/113621-
dc.descriptionMSc dissertationen
dc.description.abstractHaving a baby on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a major life stressor which has the potential of impacting detrimentally on the mother’s relationship with her infant, therefore appropriate psychological support is imperative in order to minimise the severe long-term consequences of this experience. Research as far back as the 1970’s recommends counselling and psychotherapy as an effective intervention to provide appropriate psychological support for these families and the NICU in this study is providing such a service. Research was needed to assess the suitability of the service from the mothers’ perspective to assess whether this does in fact meet their psychological needs during this traumatic time, and if there are improvements that can be made. This appears to be the first study of its kind and findings showed that other available support networks were often conditional, whereas the counselling service was viewed as a point of consistency and stability that provided unconditional psychological support at the time when neededen
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dc.subjectNeonatal Intensive Care Uniten
dc.subjectcounsellingen
dc.subjectpsychotherapyen
dc.subjectparentsen
dc.subjectpsychological supporten
dc.titleMothers’ Experience of Receiving Counselling or Psychotherapy on a Neonatal Intensive Care Uniten
dc.typeThesisen
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