NICU Heroes Episode 2: Psychosocial Support for NICU Families

In this episode:

  • Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents
  • Why the mental health of families is just as important as the physical health of babies
  • How psychosocial issues affect parents’ bonding with baby
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD of the NICU parent
  • What can the NICU professional do to help alleviate and/or prevent anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • The importance of communication between the parents and NICU professionals
  • The importance of peer support during the NICU journey
  • What is Family-Centered Developmental Care?
  • Role of mental health professionals in the NICU
  • Family Integrated Care
  • Palliative Care in the NICU
Guest: Dr. Sue Hall, neonatologist

This episode is sponsored by Huggies®.

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