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Recent research suggests that early physical touch provided by caregivers may play a critical role in cognitive and affective development. The discovery of the C-tactile fibers – which selectively respond to low-speed physical stimulations, such as maternal affectionate touch and caresses – opened a promising field of research into the physiologica...
Parents of children with developmental disabilities face many daily challenges that can lead to emotional and affective problems, difficulties in caregiving, and partial mental representations about themselves and their children. The multi-faceted nature of these parents’ needs requires a multi-component approach that should include the analysis of...
Objective During the first months of 2020, the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) spread rapidly and soon reached a pandemic level. With the increasing number of hospitalizations, medical and nursing personnel resources were soon inadequate. As a consequence, medical volunteers became a key human resource and young medical residents in any spec...
Objective. During the first months of 2020, the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread as an unprecedented pandemic. With the increasing number of hospitalizations, the resources of medical and nursing personnel needed for the direct and indirect care of patients were soon inadequate. Consistently, medical volunteers became a key...
How does it feel to become a parent far from your own family and culture? Can home-visiting intervention help immigrant parents? In this study we aim to evaluate the subjective experience of immigrant families receiving a home-visiting program after the birth of their newborn. The study will be conducted according to qualitative methodology techniques. The study is a collaboration between carried out at the IRCCS Mondino Foundation (Pavia, Italy) and ASST Lodi (Italy) and it is supported by the Italian Ministry of Health.