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Premature Birth

The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst, 1st Edition

By Catherine Vanier


276 pages

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If advances in medical technology now allow babies to be born earlier and survive premature birth, what of the psychical impact of this emergence into the world? What consequences can premature birth have for babies, for their families, and for the medical staff around them? In this exciting and inspiring study, the author describes the work she has undertaken over the past twenty years in a neonatal intensive care unit. She shows how a sensitivity to the subjective experience of all concerned can have dramatic effects, and how a psychoanalytic ear can allow us to understand both the problems and the progress of prematurely born babies in a new way.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR ACRONYMS TRANSLATOR'S NOTE INTRODUCTION On being premature: babies, their doctors, and their psychoanalysts CHAPTER ONE Psychoanalysis and neonatal resuscitation CHAPTER TWO Working with families CHAPTER THREE Babies who "walk the tightrope" CHAPTER FOUR Working with the team CHAPTER FIVE Former premature babies CHAPTER SIX A place for the psychoanalyst? REFERENCES INDEX

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The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library (CFAR)

The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) was founded in 1985 with the aim of developing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis in the UK. Lacan's rereading and rethinking of Freud had been neglected in the Anglophone world, despite its important implications for the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The CFAR Library aims to make classic Lacanian texts available in English for the first time, as well as publishing original research in the Lacanian field.

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