Extending palliative care into pregnancy and the immediate newborn period: state of the practice of perinatal palliative care

Title

Extending palliative care into pregnancy and the immediate newborn period: state of the practice of perinatal palliative care

Creator

Sumner L; Kavanaugh K; Moro T

Publisher

Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing

Date

2006

Subject

Nursing; Adaptation; PedPal Lit; organization & administration; organization & administration; organization & administration Postnatal Care; Newborn Medical Futility Neonatal Nursing; organization & administration Nurse's Role Organizational Objectives Palliative Care; organization & administration Patient Care Team; organization & administration Perinatal Care; organization & administration Prenatal Diagnosis; Psychological Continuity of Patient Care/organization & administration Counseling/organization & administration Family/psychology Grief Health Services Needs and Demand Humans Infant; psychology Patient Care Planning; psychology Prenatal Care; psychology Social Support Withholding Treatment

Description

Many infants die immediately prior to birth or in the neonatal period; thus, it is imperative that we begin to recognize the importance of integrating palliative care into pregnancy and the immediate newborn period. While advances in perinatal care have changed the decisions parents face when they receive a diagnosis of a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, the importance of perinatal palliative care has only recently been recognized as a viable option for care. Perinatal palliative care emphasizes the importance of planning for the limited amount of time families may have with their baby. This article provides a brief overview of perinatal palliative care, with a focus on who may benefit, the goals of care, and what services are provided. There is also a review of current palliative care programs and a discussion of how nurses can become more involved in this much-needed area of infant care.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Sumner L; Kavanaugh K; Moro T, “Extending palliative care into pregnancy and the immediate newborn period: state of the practice of perinatal palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 6, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13523.

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