June 26 2013
La “family-centered care” del neonato asfittico nell’era dell’ipotermia
Introduzione alla giornata
Andrea Guzzetta, Pisa
Il trattamento con ipotermia nel neonato asfittico: l’esperienza pisana nel contesto del progetto Regionale “Drug treatment and neuroprotection in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury and neonatal-infantile seizure”
Laura Bartalena, Matteo Giampietri, Pisa
La care neonatale nel neonato asfittico
Ada Bancale, Mary Giorgetti, Rosa Scaramuzzo, Pisa
Stress and trauma in the NICU: safeguarding the minds of infants, mothers, fathers and staff
Penny Love, Brisbane (Australia)
Proiezione e discussione del film Lo spazio bianco di Francesca Comencini con Margherita Buy
Raffaella Tancredi (Pisa)
Penny Love (Brisbane)
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Dr Penny Love - short biosketch
Penny Love is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist from Brisbane. She has practiced for over forty years in a wide range of settings both public and private. Her work has encompassed families, adults in long term analysis, mothers and babies, terminally ill children and their families, and sick babies, especially premature infants and their mothers and fathers and the staff who attend them. She also leads Balint groups for doctors and mental health clinicians, and trains Balint Leaders. She is currently researching ways to prevent and deal with PTSD in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery as it effects mothers, babies and staff.
She was a founding member of the Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand established in 2003, was a Board member for several years and now chairs the advisory committee for intensive training of group leaders. Balint groups are currently being introduced into several medical schools for students as soon as they are exposed to patients. She has also served on the Council of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia and is currently Chair of Ongoing Education for the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.
The central tenet of her work is the importance and protection of the earliest stages of human mental development especially the perinatal stage. Her work with both adults and infants strives for the containment of the mind along with its damaged or traumatised parts to allow new links and attachments to form leading to new healthy mental processes replacing those which were damaged.
In working with doctors, nurses and other practitioners, she focuses on the effect that the patients distress has on the practitioner and how, if this is not acknowledged and processed it has long term detrimental effects, leading to disinterest in patients’ emotional states or possible burnout in the clinician.
This workshop is supported by:
The Tuscan Region
(Neonatal Neuroprotection of Asphyxiated Tuscan Infants)
The Stella Maris Foundation