How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care
Repository Posting Date2017-09-29T16:13:40Z
Author DetailsSunny G. Hallowell, PhD, College of Nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA; Jeannette Rowgowski, PhD, School of Public Health, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; Eileen T. Lake, PhD, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationXi
Other Title(s)NICU Family Presence
KeywordsIntensive Care; Neonatal; Nurse Work Environment; Practice Environtment Scale of the Nursing Work Index
This observational, cross-sectional study examined 104 NICUs where 6060 nurses reported on the characteristics of their unit and 15,233 infants they cared for on their last shift worked. Parental presence is significantly associated with better nurse work environments where strong managerial and leadership encourage and facilitate parental presence.