Interdisciplinary Recommendations for the Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents

A workgroup of multidisciplinary professional organizations and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents was convened by the National Perinatal Association. Six committees (family-centered developmental care, peer-to-peer support, mental health professionals in the NICU, palliative care and bereavement, follow-up support and staff education and support) worked to produce the recommendations found in this supplement. This work, and the meeting on which it was based, were supported by sponsorships from the Wellness Network, Prolacta Bioscience, Division of Neonatology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Brenau University, NICU Parent Support at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, Hand to Hold Preemie Parent Alliance, Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation, the Rosemary Kennedy Trust and Eden's Garden.