Service de psychiatrie de lenfant et de ladolescent HUG

Genève, Switzerland

Service de psychiatrie de lenfant et de ladolescent HUG

Genève, Switzerland
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Despars J.,Service University Of Psychiatrie Of Lenfant Et Of Ladolescent Supea | Jaunin L.,Service de neonatologie | Monnier M.,Service de neonatologie | Wannaz M.,Service de neonatologie | And 4 more authors.
Devenir | Year: 2013

The aim of this article is to describe the experience of a support group offered to siblings of children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. The hospitalization of newborn infants represents a major stressor and causes significant anxiety among parents and siblings. Being sensitive to the parental experience, the siblings may experience difficulty in understanding what is happening around them. The support group offers them a space to speak with their parents and to prepare for the meeting with the hospitalized baby. It provides siblings and parents with the opportunity to adjust their mental representation of the baby. © Médecine & Hygiène.

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