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Pain and distress management in palliative neonatal care

Journal title
Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine
Publication year
2019
Author(s)
Garten, L.; B�hrer, C.
Pages
101008
Volume
24
Number
4

Palliative care concentrates on preventing and relieving suffering by reducing the severity of disease symptoms. Consistent treatment of pain and distress must therefore be an integral component of every palliative care concept. In this review non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures for pain and distress management in the context of palliative neonatal care are summarised. Furthermore, recommendations are given focusing on two special palliative neonatal care settings: compassionate extubation and withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration.

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