The SCENE group is a multi-disciplinary group of international professionals involves researchers and clinical staff (doctors, nurses , psychologists; nutritionists) in Europe (Sweden, Norway, Finland, England, Spain, Italy, Netherland, Croatia, Hungary, and Estonia), North-America (USA and Canada) and Australia.
A key goal of the SCENE collaboration is to identify, construct, implement and evaluate best practice in supporting physical and emotional closeness during neonatal care. The rationale for SCENE is that several studies and benchmarking projects have shown that performance of neonatal care of preterm infants differs between units in such major outcomes as mortality and neonatal complications of prematurity. Even more marked differences are found in breastfeeding rates, maternal depression and long-term outcome of the children.
There are large and systematic differences related to cultural and contextual issues, such as parental involvement, family-centred care and staff practices that might influence these differences, which emphasize the need for more exploratory work. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Vestre Viken Hospital Trust joined The SCENE group in 2013 together with the NICUs at Haukeland University Hospital and The University Hospital of Northern Norway. Currently, three projects are undertaken: The International Closeness Survey, The Emotional Closeness Project and The HAPPY project. The purpose of the symposia is to discuss ongoing research and to exchange ideas, make decisions on future research.
BEHANDLING-God og treffsikker diagnostikk, behandling og rehabilitering