Parents’ experiences of neonatal transfer. A meta-study of qualitative research 2000-2017

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Parents’ experiences of neonatal transfer. A meta-study of qualitative research 2000-2017. / Aagaard, Hanne; Hall, Elisabeth; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Fegran, Liv.

In: Nursing Inquiry, Vol. 25, No. 3, 07.2018, p. e12231.

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Aagaard, Hanne ; Hall, Elisabeth ; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid ; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth ; Fegran, Liv. / Parents’ experiences of neonatal transfer. A meta-study of qualitative research 2000-2017. In: Nursing Inquiry. 2018 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. e12231.

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title = "Parents{\textquoteright} experiences of neonatal transfer. A meta-study of qualitative research 2000-2017",
abstract = "Transfers of critically ill neonates are frequent phenomena. Even though parents{\textquoteright} par-ticipation is regarded as crucial in neonatal care, a transfer often means that parents and neonates are separated. A systematic review of the parents{\textquoteright} experiences of neo-natal transfer is lacking. This paper describes a meta- study addressing qualitative re-search about parents{\textquoteright} experiences of neonatal transfer. Through deconstruction and reflections of theories, methods, and empirical data, the aim was to achieve a deeper understanding of theoretical, empirical, contextual, historical, and methodological is-sues of qualitative studies concerning parents{\textquoteright} experiences of neonatal transfer over the course of this meta- study (2000–2017). Meta- theory and meta- method analyses showed that caring, transition, and family- centered care were main theoretical frames applied and that interviewing with a small number of participants was the preferred data collection method. The meta- data- analysis showed that transfer was a scary, un-familiar, and threatening experience for the parents; they were losing familiar context, were separated from their neonate, and could feel their parenthood disrupted. We identified {\textquoteleft}wavering and wandering{\textquoteright} as a metaphoric representation of the parents{\textquoteright} experiences. The findings add knowledge about meta- study as an approach for com-prehensive qualitative research and point at the value of meta- theory and meta- method analyses.",
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author = "Hanne Aagaard and Elisabeth Hall and Ludvigsen, {Mette Spliid} and Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt and Liv Fegran",
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AB - Transfers of critically ill neonates are frequent phenomena. Even though parents’ par-ticipation is regarded as crucial in neonatal care, a transfer often means that parents and neonates are separated. A systematic review of the parents’ experiences of neo-natal transfer is lacking. This paper describes a meta- study addressing qualitative re-search about parents’ experiences of neonatal transfer. Through deconstruction and reflections of theories, methods, and empirical data, the aim was to achieve a deeper understanding of theoretical, empirical, contextual, historical, and methodological is-sues of qualitative studies concerning parents’ experiences of neonatal transfer over the course of this meta- study (2000–2017). Meta- theory and meta- method analyses showed that caring, transition, and family- centered care were main theoretical frames applied and that interviewing with a small number of participants was the preferred data collection method. The meta- data- analysis showed that transfer was a scary, un-familiar, and threatening experience for the parents; they were losing familiar context, were separated from their neonate, and could feel their parenthood disrupted. We identified ‘wavering and wandering’ as a metaphoric representation of the parents’ experiences. The findings add knowledge about meta- study as an approach for com-prehensive qualitative research and point at the value of meta- theory and meta- method analyses.

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