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Exploring Nurses' Perceptions on the use of Kangaroo Mother Care to Reduce Pain During Heel Lance Procedures

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dc.contributor.author McCord, Helen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-14T11:57:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-14T11:57:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13264
dc.description.abstract Infants in the NICU undergo many painful procedures and literature supports KMC as an effective intervention to diminish pain however, it is not used routinely in NICUs. The purpose of this qualitative study is to provide NICU nurses an opportunity to describe their experience of utilizing KMC for pain, and to interpret this experience with the goal of generating patterns that explain this understanding. The findings can be used to formulate interventions that foster the use of KMC. Using Interpretive Description as a philosophy of inquiry and research methodology, 8 NICU nurses were interviewed and participated in a focus group. Four patterns emerged: (1)”Seeing is Believing”; (2) Human Heartedness: “It’s the Least I can do”; (3) Playing it Safe; and (3) Creating the Possibility within Constraints. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Neonatal en_US
dc.subject NICU en_US
dc.subject Pain en_US
dc.subject Kangaroo Mother Care en_US
dc.subject Nonpharmacological en_US
dc.subject Heel lance en_US
dc.title Exploring Nurses' Perceptions on the use of Kangaroo Mother Care to Reduce Pain During Heel Lance Procedures en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-03-02
dc.contributor.department School of Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Health Services Research en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Maureen White en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Marilyn MacDonald en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Dora Stinson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Brenda Hewitt en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Marilyn MacDonald en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Margot Latimer en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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