The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model: Revised Edition

Author(s) : Romana Negri

The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model: Revised Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Harris Meltzer Trust
  • Published : July 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 400
  • Category :
    Neuroscience
  • Category 2 :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 35115
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782201168
  • ISBN 10 : 1782201165

Also by Romana Negri

The Story of Infant Development

The Story of Infant Development

Price $41.71

save $6.24

Paperback
$45.96
RRP : $52.95
save $6.99
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
eBook
$37.07
RRP : $52.95
save $15.88
Despatched immediately on payment
Add to basket
Paperback + eBook
$47.96
RRP : $90.02
save $42.06
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

This book is all about the emotional experience of the baby who has not had enough of one type of life to be able to transfer its emotional allegiances to the new one. The approach to this problem, as it is illustrated here, involves a philosophy that goes far beyond the humane attitude of alleviating suffering which operates in hospital medicine.

Reviews and Endorsements

‘The babies that Dr Romana Negri has worked with and here describes have indeed been born into this world “half made up”. This book is all about the emotional experience of the baby in this predicament, who has not had enough of one type of life to be able to transfer its emotional allegiances to the new one. The approach to this problem, as it is illustrated here, involves a philosophy that goes far beyond the humane attitude of alleviating suffering that operates in hospital medicine. Through her work in mother–baby observation under Esther Bick and Martha Harris, supplemented by observational research in foetal behaviour by means of ultrasound, Dr Negri has become deeply engaged in this philosophy of the essential individuality of the human being by virtue of its capacity to have experiences that shape the evolving structure of its person and personality.’
- Donald Meltzer, from the Foreword

‘This powerful and moving book grows out of Romana Negri’s thirty years of psychoanalytically informed work as Consultant Neuropsychiatrist to a neo-natal intensive care unit. The premature babies she observes are suspended between life and death, as are the feelings of their parents and the nurses who care for them. The reader witnesses how Dr Negri opens herself to the babies’ experience and introduces the tiny human beings she encounters to their parents as well as to the professionals. Her ability to support the adults, whether in maintaining hope or in dealing with death, creates a family atmosphere within a high-tech hospital department.
This book brings psychoanalytic insight and academic scholarship in medicine and child development together with a profound humanity. It was recognised as a classic when it was first published twenty years ago, and has now been updated and extended, with the addition of chapters on the death of the child and on the experience of siblings. It provides a fascinating glimpse of the interface between mind and body, as well as an illuminating exposition of theoretical concepts. It will be of interest to parents, to doctors and nurses, to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, and to anyone concerned with the beginnings of the mind.’
- Maria Rhode, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychotherapy, Tavistock Clinic/University of East London

About the Author(s)

Romana Negri graduated in medicine and trained as a child neuropsychiatrist at the University of Milan. From 1970 onwards she attended the seminars of Martha Harris and Donald Meltzer and commenced work projects inspired and influenced by their teaching. From 1976 to 2004 she was a consultant in the Special Care Baby Unit at the Caravaggio Hospital, Treviglio, publishing some of her research findings in The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit. Since 1982 she has been a professor at Milan University, teaching in the paediatric department of the School of Medicine and the School of Psychiatry and Psychology. She is also responsible for early pathology consultation at the Sacco Hospital in Milan. She has published over one hundred papers in the field of early psychopathology and child psychiatry in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and England.

More titles by Romana Negri

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Peter Blake

Price $46.81

save $7.14

Sign up for our weekly Karnac News email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates