Shared Decision Making For Infants Born At The Threshold Of Viability: A Prognosis-based Guideline

Title

Shared Decision Making For Infants Born At The Threshold Of Viability: A Prognosis-based Guideline

Creator

Lemyre B; Daboval T; Dunn S; Kekewich M; Jones G; Wang D; Mason-Ward M; Moore GP

Publisher

Journal Of Perinatology : Official Journal Of The California Perinatal Association

Date

2016

Description

OBJECTIVE:
Making prenatal decisions regarding resuscitation of extremely premature infants, based on gestational age alone is inadequate. We developed a prognosis-based guideline.

STUDY DESIGN:
We followed a five step approach and used the AGREE II framework: (1) systematic review and critical appraisal of published guidelines; (2) identification of key medical factors for decision making; (3) systematic reviews; (4) creation of a multi-disciplinary working group and (5) external consultation and appraisal.

RESULT:
No published guideline met high-quality appraisal criteria. Survival, neurodevelopmental disability, quality of life of child and parents, and maternal mortality and risk of long-term morbidity were identified as key for quality decision-making. Eighteen stakeholders (including parents) advocated for the incorporation of parents' values and preferences in the process.

CONCLUSION:
A novel framework, based on prognosis, was generated to guide when early intensive and palliative care may both be offered to expectant parents. Pre-implementation assessment is underway to identify barriers and facilitators to putting in practice.

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Citation List Month

May 2016 List

Citation

Lemyre B; Daboval T; Dunn S; Kekewich M; Jones G; Wang D; Mason-Ward M; Moore GP, “Shared Decision Making For Infants Born At The Threshold Of Viability: A Prognosis-based Guideline,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10614.

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