1. Lehtonen L, Lilliesköld S, De Coen K, Toome L, Gimeno A, Caballero S, Tameliene R, Laroche S, Retpap J, Grundt H, Van Hoestenberghe MR, Skene C, Pape B, Axelin A; Separation, Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group. Parent-infant closeness after preterm birth and depressive symptoms – a longitudinal study. Front Psychol. 2022;13.
  2. Kainiemi E, Flacking R, Lehtonen L & Axelin A. Psychometric Properties of an Instrument to Measure the Quality of Family Centered Care in NICUs. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2022; 51(4): 461-472. 
  3. Lebel V, Feeley N, Campbell-Yeo M & Axelin A. Understanding Factors Associated with Emotional Closeness in Parents with a Preterm Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Early Hum Dev. 2022;173:105664.
  4. Lebel V, Feeley N, Goselin E & Axelin A. Emotional closeness among NICU fathers: A qualitative descriptive study. Adv Neonatal Care. 2021 Jun 16.
  5. Flacking R, Haslund-Thomsen H, Jónsdóttir R, Poropudas S & Axelin A. Parents’ friends and families in neonatal intensive care units: A cross-national qualitative study on staff perceptions and experiences. J Clin Nurs. 2021; 313120– 3129
  6. Axelin A, Feeley N, Cambell-Yeo M, Silnes Tandberg B, Szczapa T, Wielenga J, Weis J, Pavicic Bosnjak A, Jonsdottir RB, George K, Blomqvist YT, Bohlin K, Lehtonen L; Separation, Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group. Symptoms of depression in parents after discharge from NICU associated with family-centred care. J Adv Nurs. 2021;781676– 1687.
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  8. Tandberg Silnes B, Frøslie Frey Kathrine, Flacking R, Grundt H, Lehtonen L, Moen A. Parent-Infant Closeness, Parents’ Participation, and Nursing Support in Single-Family Room and Open Bay NICUs. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing 2018; 32(4):p E22-E32.
  9. Thomson G, Flacking R, George K, Feeley N, Haslund-Thomsen H, De Coen K, Schmied V, Provenzi L & Rowe J. Parents’ experiences of emotional closeness to their infants in the neonatal unit: A meta-etnography. Early Human Development 2020, 105-155.
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  12. Liu LX, Mozafarinia SM, Axelin A & Feeley N. Parents’ Experience of Support in the Single-Family Rooms of a Combined Pod and Single-Family Room NICU. Parents’ Experiences of Support in NICU Single-Family Rooms. Neonatal Netw. 2019 Mar 1;38(2):88-97.
  13. Aija A, Toome L, Axelin A, Raiskila S, Lehtonen L. Parents’ presence and participation in medical rounds in 11 European neonatal units, Early Hum Dev. 2019;130:10-16.
  14. Mäkelä H, Axelin A, Feeley N & Niela-Vilén H. Clinging to closeness: The parental view on developing a close bond with their infants in a NICU, Midwifery, 2018;62:183-188.
  15. Bujold M, Feeley N, Axelin A & Cinquino C. Expressing Human Milk in the NICU: Coping Mechanisms and Challenges Shape the Complex Experience of Closeness and Separation, Adv Neonatal Care 2018;18(1):38-48.
  16. Treherne S, Feeley N, Charbonneau L & Axelin A. Closeness and Separation between Parent and Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Parent Perspectives, J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2017;46(5):737-747
  17. Raiskila S, Axelin A, Toome L, Caballero S, Silness Tandberg B, Montirosso R, Normann E, Hallberg B, Ewald U & Lehtonen L. Parents’ Presence and Parent–Infant Closeness in 11 NICUs in 6 European Countries, Acta Paediatrica 2017;106(6):878-888..
  18. Niela-Vilén H, Feeley N & Axelin A. Hospital routines promote parent-infant closeness and cause separation in the birthing unit in the first two hours after birth – a pilot study, Birth 2017;44(2):167-172.
  19. Raiskila S, Lehtonen L, Silnes Tandberg B, Nordmann E, Ewald U, Caballero S, Varendi H, Toome L, Nordhov M, Hallberg B, Montirosso R, Westrup B & Axelin A. Parent and Nurse Perceptions on the Quality of Family-Centered Care in 11 European NICUs, Australian Critical Care 2016;29(4):201-209. ​
  20. Feeley N, Genest C, Niela-Vilén H, Charbonneau L, Axelin A. Parents and nurses balancing parent-infant closeness and separation: a qualitative study of NICU nurses’ perceptions, BMC Pediatr. 2016;16(1):134.
  21. Flacking R, Thomson G & Axelin A. Pathways to emotional closeness in neonatal units – a cross-national qualitative study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016;19;16(1):170.
  22. Dykes F, Thomson G, Gardner C, Hall Moran V & Flacking R. 2016. Perceptions of European medical staff on the facilitators and barriers to physical closeness between parents and infants in neonatal units, Acta Paediatrica 2016;105(9):1039-46.
  23. Thomson G, Hall-Moran V, Axelin A, Dykes F & Flacking R. Integrating a Sense of Coherence into Neonatal Care, BMC Pediatrics 2013;13(1):84. 
  24. Flacking R, Lehtonen L, Thomson G, Axelin A, Ewald U, Dykes F and SCENE group. Closeness and separation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Review, Acta Paediatrica 2012;101(10), 1032-1037.

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