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Primary palliative care in neonatal intensive care

Journal title
Seminars in perinatology
Publication year
2017
Author(s)
Marc-Aurele, K. L.; English, N. K.
Pages
133-139
Volume
41
Number
2

This article explores the 2014 Institute of Medicines recommendation concerning primary palliative care as integral to all neonates and their families in the intensive care setting. We review trends in neonatology and barriers to implementing palliative care in intensive care settings. Neonatal primary palliative care education should address the unique needs of neonates and their families. The neonatal intensive care unit needs a mixed model of palliative care, where the neonatal team provides primary palliative care and the palliative subspecialist consults for more complex or refractory situations that exceed the primary teams skills or available time.

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