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Parents and sibling relationship in the context of prematurity

Grant number: 14/15698-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Monika Wernet
Grantee:Fabiana Sayuri Tanikawa
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The arrival of a new family member influences interactions between the members themselves. This process becomes different when it involves the premature birth of a child and the use of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The consequences of such events affect the brother of children born preterm. There are few studies that explore the brother and experiences related to it. Thus, this study focused on the question "How do parents act towards the son, brother of the preterm child? How do parents act to fraternal bonds? ". The objective of the study is to understand the role of the parents with the child sister (brother) of a child born preterm, focusing on fraternity. Exploratory, qualitative research, supported by references Symbolic Interaction and Narrative Research. Proposes interviews with parents. And aim to generate contributions to humanized practices in the context of prematurity with the results of the study. (AU)

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