A mexican american mother's experience in the neonatal intensive care unit

Lisa M. Cleveland

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Most parents would agree that the admission of an infant to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is stressful. Existing research is focused on white mothers, with little known about the experiences of Spanish-speaking, Mexican American mothers who have an infant in the NICU. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the experiences of a Spanish-speaking, Mexican American mother whose infant had been in the NICU. Qualitative description was used to conduct this study. One Spanish-speaking, Mexican American mother who had an infant in the NICU was recruited through purposive sampling. An in-depth interview was conducted, audio-recorded, and transcribed verbatim. Conventional content analysis was used to analyze the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-185
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Mexican American parents
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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