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Fifteen-minute consultation: perinatal palliative care

Journal title
Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition
Publication year
2017
Author(s)
Sidgwick, P.; Harrop, E.; Kelly, B.; Todorovic, A.; Wilkinson, D.
Pages
114-116
Volume
102
Number
3

Perinatal palliative medicine is an emerging subspecialty within paediatric palliative medicine, neonatal medicine, fetal medicine and obstetrics. It comprises patient-focused, non-judgemental shared decision making and aims to provide holistic multidisciplinary support for families. In this paper we define and describe one model for providing perinatal palliative care, drawing on the personal and professional experience of the authors.

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