Reconceptualizing the Nurse's Role in the Newborn Period as an “Attacher”

Karl, Donna J.; Beal, Judy A.; O'Hare, Cynthia M.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 31(4):257-262, July/August 2006.

Nursing has come so far from being a task-oriented profession. While there are still tasks to be performed, we now know that we should do them with a higher purpose in mind-in this case, to serve as the model of attachment for mothers and newborns.