Friday Fast Five: Meet Jacques Sizun

Each month we interview individuals associated with the Australasian NIDCAP Training Centre and the broader NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) community, asking them five questions that explore their association with our unit and NIDCAP.

This month, meet Dr Jacques Sizun Neonatologist, Certified NIDCAP Professional and Director of the NIDCAP Training Centre Brest, France.

What is your role in the neonatal setting?

Medical Director of neonatal units and coordination of the Neonatal Fellowship at the Brest University.

How are you involved in NIDCAP?

My NIDCAP Training in 1998-2000 opened my eyes to the needs of the babies. Since then, I am trying to support the NIDCAP Process in my own unit and in the French Health System.

In your opinion how does NIDCAP and neuroprotective care potentially benefit neonates, families and staff?

  1. A strong support to the bonding and attachment process
  2. An adapted sensory environment for the experience-expectant developing brain
  3. An incredible opportunity for the staff to develop their own humane skills

What would you like people to know about NIDCAP and neuroprotective care?

It is infant and family centred, evidence-based and universal!

What do you hope NIDCAP and NIDCAP Training Centres achieve globally?

We can support all evidence based infant and family centred interventions for newborn infants and children around the world.

Editor's note: The views of individuals do not represent the view of the Australasian NIDCAP Training Centre.