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Palliative care in neonatal neurology: robust support for infants, families and clinicians

Journal title
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Publication year
2016
Author(s)
Lemmon, M. E.; Bidegain, M.; Boss, R. D.
Pages
331-7
Volume
36
Number
5

Infants with neurological injury and their families face unique challenges in the neonatal intensive care unit. As specialty palliative care support becomes increasingly available, we must consider how to intentionally incorporate palliative care principles into the care of infants with neurological injury. Here, we review data regarding neonatal symptom management, prognostic uncertainty, decision making, communication and parental support for neonatal neurology patients and their families.

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