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Confidence, not competence: Reframing Roles to Embed FICare

Collum, Rachel, Hodgson, Ailie, Thompson, Sue and Campbell, Claire (2024) Confidence, not competence: Reframing Roles to Embed FICare. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 30 (1). pp. 88-91. ISSN 1355-1841

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This paper summarises and critically discusses the successful implementation of Family Integrated Care (FICare) at two Swedish tertiary neonatal intensive care units (Karolinska and Uppsala). The paper is the culmination of a three-day information-finding trip where we observed Swedish neonatal practice on the units and interviewed a range of key staff members regarding their approaches and values to neonatal care. The key findings were that parents are viewed as knowing their babies best and all neonatal staff work towards the ethos of zero separation. This is achieved through promoting confidence in parents to care for their own babies and the concept that neonatal nurses are there to facilitate instead of ‘do’. We propose recommendations for how we can emulate the resource-independent aspects of this model in the UK.

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Depositing User: Rachel Collum


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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 08:59
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 09:00


Author: Rachel Collum ORCID iD
Author: Ailie Hodgson
Author: Sue Thompson
Author: Claire Campbell

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Psychology


Sciences > Nursing
Psychology > Psychology

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