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DNP Student Helps Pen Article for Advances in Neonatal Care

UI College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice student Michelle Cline was second author of “Implementation of an Innovative Nurse-Delivered Depression Intervention for Mothers of NICU Infants,” and article that recently appeared in Advances in Neonatal Care, the official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Much of the material in the article was based on a Listening Visits treatment manual that Cline developed for her DNP project.

The following excerpt if from the article’s abstract, as it appeared in the journal:

“For depressed mothers of NICU infants, obtaining treatment is especially difficult and usually becomes a secondary priority; thus, we looked to a nurse-delivered counseling model. Listening visits (LV) are an empirically supported nurse-delivered intervention that focuses on relationship building and exploration of a mother’s problems through active reflective listening and collaborative problem solving. An LV open trial in the NICU has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention for mothers of hospitalized infants. Results indicate that LV are associated with a reduction in both maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms. This case study following the description of the intervention demonstrates how the authors used the experiences from the NICU open trial to expand the application of LV to this new setting.”

College of Nursing’s Rebecca Chuffo Siewert, DNP, NNP-BC, FAANP, and Lisa S. Segre, PhD, were also authors on the article.

›› Click here to read the full article as it was published in Advances in Neonatal Care

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Jan 30th, 2015