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Concept Analysis on Maternal Coping with Newborn Admission

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1109521, PP. 1-12

Subject Areas: Nursing, Gynecology & Obstetrics

Keywords: Maternal Coping, NICU, Concept Analysis, Newborn Care

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Coping strategies are adoptive behaviour of parents and family care givers to surmount the challenges associated with infantile illness and hospitalization. The concept appears variedly in literature with diverse meanings and relationships without a specified definition. Understanding this phenomenon is challenging due to variations in the perspectives of the concept. The aim of this paper is to clarify the concept coping making clear distinction related its scientific and conventional use. The Walker and Avant framework for concept analysis is utilized to analyze the concept maternal coping, identify its attributes, antecedents, and consequents as well as define available empirical reference used in identifying the existence of the concept. In conclusion, coping arise as a resultant effect to stressful situations due to one’s inability to clearly identify strategies to cover the stress. The analysis of coping, its attributes, antecedents and consequences in addition to case model exemplars will assist nurses to understand maternal stress and coping challenges and assist the mother to identify and adopt appropriate behaviour to overcome challenges as well as guide mothers to appropriate sources for support.

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Adu-Assiamah, S. (2022). Concept Analysis on Maternal Coping with Newborn Admission. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e9521. doi:


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