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How well do mothers in Ghana understand why their newborn is hospitalized?

Authors
  • Gold, Katherine J
  • Jayasuriya, Tashya G
  • Silver, Julia M
  • Spangenberg, Kathryn
  • Wobil, Priscilla
  • Moyer, Cheryl A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatrics and international child health
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
181–186
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1179/2046905513Y.0000000063
PMID: 23930732
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sick newborns in low-income countries are at very high risk of adverse outcomes. Mothers who lack a clear understanding of why their infant is in the hospital might have difficulty communicating preferences about care, understanding the type of care that is being given, and recognizing future warning signs of illness. Such gaps in understanding could put the discharged infant at significant risk.

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