Visual & Oral archive of prematurity

One of the main and immediate impact that Prometeus can have on society is the creation of the first European Archive of Prematurity. Parents of preterm babies and health care professionals (HCP) working in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) will be interviewed longitudinally for over a year to evaluate the impact of prematurity on their lives, the impact of on-body monitoring devices in babies and the need-for- information for parents during the separation due to NICU admission. At the end of the series of interviews, parents and HCP will be interviewed one last time to document the individual dramatic experience of NICU admission of a preterm baby: the baseline perception of prematurity, of on-body monitoring and the longitudinal memory of such an experience.

These interviews will be carried out in two different countries, in Italy (Università degli Studi di Padova) and in Ireland (University College Cork). The final Archive will be released online with subtitles in Italian, English, French, Spain, and Israel.