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dc.contributor.authorAagaard, Hanne
dc.contributor.authorHall, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorAudulv, Åsa
dc.contributor.authorLudvigsen, Mette Spliid
dc.contributor.authorWestergren, Per Christer Thomas
dc.contributor.authorFegran, Liv
dc.identifier.citationAagaard, H., Hall, E., Audulv, Å., Ludvigsen, M. S., Westergren, P. C. T. & Fegran, L. (2022). Parents’ experiences of transitioning to home with a very-low-birthweight infant: A meta-ethnography. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 1-9.en_US
dc.descriptionAuthor's accepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.abstractMedical-technological advances and neurodevelopmental care have improved the survival of extremely- and very-low-birthweight infants born before 32 weeks’ gestation. After months in neonatal care, the infants are discharged, and parents exited but full of anxiety. This review is designed as a meta-ethnography, addressing parents’ discharge experiences to comprehend the synthesised research, which includes 12 eligible studies. From the analysis, we constructed three themes: ‘approaching discharge with both uncertainty and confidence’; ‘discharge as a longed-for though disordering turning point’; and ‘facing joys, worries and multiple challenges when at home’. The overarching interpretation was ‘discharge as double-edged sword’. We conclude that bringing home very-low-birthweight infants is a joyful event, yet parents also experience discharge as never- endingly worrying, as a time filled with challenges to which parents must adapt and as necessitating contin- uous support from knowledgeable providers.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleParents’ experiences of transitioning to home with a very-low-birthweight infant: A meta-ethnographyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 Neonatal Nurses Associationen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Neonatal Nursingen_US

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