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From distance towards proximity - fathers’ lived experience of caring for their preterm infants

Lundqvist, Pia LU ; Hellström-Westas, Lena LU and Hallström, Inger LU (2007) In Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families 22(6). p.490-497
Abstract
Open interviews with 13 fathers were performed, using a hermeneutic phenomenological method, to illuminate their lived experience of caring for their preterm infant. Their lived experience was expressed as a process moving from initial feelings of distance toward feelings of proximity. The process was described as a pendulum that was easily disturbed. Feelings of distance included experiences of living beside reality, becoming an outsider, and living with worry. Feelings of proximity included experiences of returning to reality, becoming a family, and facing the future. Illumination of the father–infant interaction adds to the family-centered body of knowledge in neonatal nursing.
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Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
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22
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6
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490 - 497
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1532-8449
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10.1016/j.pedn.2007.04.008
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  abstract     = {Open interviews with 13 fathers were performed, using a hermeneutic phenomenological method, to illuminate their lived experience of caring for their preterm infant. Their lived experience was expressed as a process moving from initial feelings of distance toward feelings of proximity. The process was described as a pendulum that was easily disturbed. Feelings of distance included experiences of living beside reality, becoming an outsider, and living with worry. Feelings of proximity included experiences of returning to reality, becoming a family, and facing the future. Illumination of the father–infant interaction adds to the family-centered body of knowledge in neonatal nursing.},
  author       = {Lundqvist, Pia and Hellström-Westas, Lena and Hallström, Inger},
  issn         = {1532-8449},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {490--497},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families},
  title        = {From distance towards proximity - fathers’ lived experience of caring for their preterm infants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2007.04.008},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2007},
}