Having a hospitalized child can be scary and stressful for parents, especially when that child is a newborn. Between raising a family, working and coping with a hospitalized infant, self-care is often not the first thing that comes to mind for a parent.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, we speak with Karina Ousley, a clinical social worker in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Diana Hurtado, coordinator for the March of Dimes NICU Family Support program at CHOC, and Marla Dorsey, patient- and family-centered care coordinator, about the importance of NICU parents practicing self care.
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- A NICU nurse shares that while she learned a lot from nursing school, nothing compares to what she’s learned from the CHOC Children’s RN Residency Program and her patients.
- Olivia was unexpectedly born two months premature and spent the first seven months of her life in the CHOC Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The more music therapy sessions ...