Anticipatory Grief Reactions in Fathers of Preterm Infants Hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Vahid Zamanzadeh, Leila Valizadeh, Elaheh Rahiminia & Fatemeh Ranjbar Kochaksaraie
Introduction: Entering the state of fatherhood combined with the birth of a preterm neonate puts fathers' mental health at risk. Paying attention to fathers as a major supporter for mothers is essential. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate anticipatory grief reactions among fathers with premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care unit. Methods: The current descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 fathers with premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care unit in...