Articles by Debra Brandon, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN

Mothers' Psychological Distress and Feeding of Their Preterm Infants

Park, Jinhee; Thoyre, Suzanne; Estrem, Hayley; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(4):221-229, July/August 2016.

Feeding a preterm infant can be stressful for mothers. This study evaluates changes in maternal psychological distress and its association with mothers' feeding behaviors as their preterm infants transitioned to full oral feeding. Nurses offering mothers of preterm infants emotional support may enhance maternal psychological well-being while their babies are learning to feed orally.

Impact of a Pediatric Quality of Life Program on Providers' Moral Distress

Brandon, Debra; Ryan, Donna; Sloane, Richard; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 39(3):189-197, May/June 2014.

Nurses and other health care providers experience moral distress when they are asked to provide care that they don't agree with. These nurses gave their peers a special program on pediatric quality of life. Did they impact moral distress?