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Alliance for Family Integrated Care (FICare) Implementation in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Objective

Preterm births are the major cause of infant mortality in both developed and developing worldwide countries and one of the main concerns of public health systems. Very low birth weight infants and new-borns who suffer severe acquired diseases, congenital malformations or rare diseases face similar burdens and challenges. Altogether can be referred as “high-risk neonates”. These neonates have to spend long periods at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and, even so, they are at risk of developing short- and long-term health problems. This fact provokes suffering (e.g. anxiety, stress or trauma) to high-risk neonates’ parents and stressful situations, including burn-out, to NICU clinical staff. To overcome this, a Family Integrated Care (FICare) model that involves parents as primary caregivers in NICU teams has been recently developed with very promising results.
RISEinFAMILY, a 48-months research project, aims to undertake an implementation study of the FICare model to make it suitable to all environments (no matter the country or the NICU) and set it as the new international standard of neonatal and family care.
A geographical, social and cultural diverse consortium composed of 13 partners from 5 high- (ES, NL, UK, CA and US), 2 middle- (RO and TR) and 1 low-income (ZM) countries will scale-up and adapt the FICare model for the first time in Europe, Africa and US. About 2800 infants will be assessed and clinical staff and families from at least 1600 high-risk neonates trained and educated for enrolling in 7 pilots worldwide (5 in non-FICare and 2 in FICare NICUs).
Using mixed-methods research, the project will assess the impact of RISEinFAMILY in infants’ health (during NICU admission and after discharge), families and healthcare professionals experience from a psychological perspective and the socio-economic sustainability. Project outcomes will be promoted for stakeholders’ engagement and an appropriate strategy for exploitation of results will be defined.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/critical care medicine

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 138 000

Participants (8)

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 59 800
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING OLVG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Oosterpark 9
1091 AC Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
GAZI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
Gazi Universitesi Rektorlugu Projeler Koordinasyon Merkezi
06500 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPITALUL CLINIC JUDETEAN DE URGENTA CLUJ
Romania
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Clinicilor Street 3-5
400006 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road
BN2 5BE Brighton
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 200
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA
Zambia
Address
Great East Road Campus
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
Zambia
Address
11B Raphael Kombe Road Civic Center
10100 Lusaka
Activity type
Other
Mount Sinai Hospital
Canada
Address
University Avenue 600
M5G 1X5 Toronto
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
United States
Address
1320 South Dixie Highway, Suite 1200
33146 Coral Gables Miami
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments