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About this book
This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform on practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents to ensure their health life trajectories. We define late preterm infants as those born between 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks’ gestational age.
The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and self-reflection in and on practice to move the reader to embracing best practices. Issues such as mother’s physical and emotional health, father’s burden in postpartum period and neurodevelopmental outcomes of late preterm infants are specifically addressed.
Areas of innovation are shared for consideration to prompt readers thinking about continuous improvement in quality of care. The book shares local and global perspectives to address the common concerns related to care of late preterm infants and their families, and to foster a partnership in promoting their health all across the globe. It is intended to any health care providers such as nurses, midwives, physicians and other allied care professionals like health visitors, community health workers.
Late preterm infants Near-term infants Delivery of health care Evidence-based practice Mother’s physical and emotional health
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Late Preterm Infants
- Book Subtitle A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals
Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94352-7
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94351-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94352-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XII, 152
- Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Maternal and Child Health
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“The audience is all healthcare providers involved in the care of these infants: midwives; registered nurses in labor/delivery and postpartum; community‐based nurses; and pediatric nurses in clinics and the NICU. … The best aspect of the book is its readability and the effort the authors make to engage readers by using the first person from an infant perspective. This technique is used to highlight the unique aspects of this population and delineate how they differ from preterm term and term infants.” (Ellyn E Cavanagh, Doody's Book Reviews, August 09, 2019)