Journal of Health Education Research & Development

ISSN: 2380-5439

Open Access

Lukman Amadu

Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

  • Research Article   
    Social Support System and its Influence Ion Maternal Experiences, Tamale Central Hospital
    Author(s): Keren-Happuch Twumasiwaa Boateng* and Lukman Amadu

    Background: Hospitalization of neonates in NICUs may subject mothers to shock and depression as a result of giving birth to babies who have low birth weight or premature babies and hence very fragile. This type of hospitalization disrupts the family process and subjects the parents of these babies to a state of crisis and disarray. These challenges range from social, economic, physiological and psychological in nature. There are no support groups for mothers with preterm babies to share their pain, experiences or interact with other mothers with similar problems. Over all, the problems of preterm babies may be in the increase yet not satisfactorily documented in the Ghanaian context. Purpose: This study seeks to explore the social support system and its influence on maternal experiences. Methodology: The study used.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.100001

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