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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Premature infants; Parent and child;

Abstract

The birth of a child is a life altering event. Parents are now responsible for a new life. The birth of a child alters the parent's relationship with each other, their own parents, the community and the rest of their family. Many parents adjust to the new infant without complications. Parents of a premature infant will have a different relationship with their family, friends, and community than do parents of full-term infants. "The birth of a sick or premature infant alters the time accepted events that celebrate a new member of the community" (Goldson, p.32, 1992). Parents feel anxiety, fear, grief, denial, and anger over the birth of their premature child.

Year of Submission

1993

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Charles R. May

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Date Original

1993

Object Description

1 PDF file (37 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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