1. Nist , Marliese Dion
  2. Spurlock , Elizabeth J.
  3. Pickler , Rita H.


NICU facilities are uncomfortable and may discourage parent presence. Allowing support persons to accompany parents, providing comfortable facilities, and engaging parents in caregiving may promote greater parent presence and improved parent and child outcomes. Studies of potential bias toward parents with lower education and income and effects on parent presence and infant outcomes are needed.