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Worst-case Simulations Boost Parent Confidence

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 10, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 10:55

Guest: Deborah Raines, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing, University at Buffalo Can someone ever really be ready to be a first-time parent? That learning curve is even steeper when a newborn comes home after spending time in the neonatal intensive care unit. Understandably, many of these parents feel ill-equipped to care for their babies without a nurse nearby. A study by Professor Deborah Raines of University at Buffalo proved that if parents could be trained on nightmare scenarios before being thrust into the responsibility of caring for a fragile infant, they would be less stressed-out about it.