Neonatal Death In The Emergency Department: When End-of-life Care Is Needed At The Beginning Of Life

Title

Neonatal Death In The Emergency Department: When End-of-life Care Is Needed At The Beginning Of Life

Creator

Jessica T Fry; Natalia Henner

Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpem.2016.04.001

Publisher

Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Date

2016

Subject

Mortality; Intensive Care; Emergency Medical Care; Newborn Babies; Palliative Care; Stillbirth; Fetuses; Hospitals
Neonatal Death; Neonatal Bereavement; Palliative Care; Emergency Department

Description

The death of a neonate is devastating for all involved. Each year, critically ill neonates present to emergency departments across the United States. These infants require acute medical interventions with a goal of stabilization. Despite these efforts, hundreds of infants die every year in emergency departments across the United States. Emergency care providers, unaccustomed to providing neonatal end-of-life care, may feel unsure about how to best care for families during resuscitative measures and after neonates die. There is literature to suggest that increased knowledge and advance preparation can calm fears of providers caring for patients in such tragic situations. We aim to provide in this article a broad overview of a variety of topics related to neonatal death and bereavement care.

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Citation List Month

November 2016 List

Citation

Jessica T Fry; Natalia Henner, “Neonatal Death In The Emergency Department: When End-of-life Care Is Needed At The Beginning Of Life,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10639.

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