Home management of the dying NICU patient

Title

Home management of the dying NICU patient

Creator

Craig F; Goldman A

Publisher

Seminars In Neonatology

Date

2003

Subject

Female; Humans; infant; Male; Home Nursing; Attitude of Health Personnel; Professional-Family Relations; Holistic Health; Intensive Care; Palliative Care/organization & administration; Newborn; Parents/psychology; Caregivers/standards; Neonatal/standards; Patient Care Team/standards

Description

Intensive aggressive medical therapy does not always result in cure. For some neonates it is a futile exercise that may prolong a short life of suffering. In this article, we will discuss the babies for whom aggressive therapy may not be appropriate, and how home centered palliative care can be effectively managed. We will outline the holistic multidisciplinary approach to care, with the parents as primary carers, empowered to make informed choices in the medical care of their dying baby. Symptom management will be discussed, based on the experience of an established palliative care team. We will also look at the practical and emotional preparation for death and bereavement support for the family. We hope that more families will be given the opportunity to spend time at home with their dying baby and that, through appropriate care and support, the memory of this time will be treasured.
2003

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

177-183

Issue

2

Volume

8

Citation

Craig F; Goldman A, “Home management of the dying NICU patient,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12991.

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