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UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32224
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an environment where infants born very prematurely go to receive care. The length of stay can range and includes invasive clinical procedures, frequent handling, and high levels of visual and auditory stimulation. Throughout this experience, the infant’s parents are go through a range of emotions including helplessness, fear or anxiety over their child’s health and survival all in the controlled environment of the NICU.
Due to the medical urgency and needs of their child, the psychological impact to parents is not always taken into perspective in the treatment approach. During this presentation, our guest presenter shares insights as to how emotional intelligence changed her maternal experience of the NICU and created a lifelong passion in sharing all the ways emotional intelligence can impact lives. During this presentation, you’ll learn:
How Self-Awareness and Relationship Management play a key role in effective communication for parents during the neonatal experience.
How applying Emotional Intelligence can enhance and support the parental relationships during the neonatal experience.
Why applying Emotional Intelligence to parental mental wellbeing is an important factor of the focus care in the neonatal setting.