Neonatal and perinatal palliative care pathway: A tertiary neonatal unit approach

Title

Neonatal and perinatal palliative care pathway: A tertiary neonatal unit approach

Creator

Akyempon AN; Aladangady N

Publisher

BMJ Paediatrics Open

Date

2021

Subject

palliative care; neonatology; perinatal; bereavement; care pathway

Description

A lack of well-structured guideline or care pathway results in inadequate, inconsistent and fragmented palliative care (PC) for babies and their families. The impact on the families could be emotionally and psychologically distressing. Not all neonatal units have specialist PC clinicians or teams, and such units will benefit from a well-planned perinatal PC pathway. In this article, we discuss a tertiary neonatal unit perinatal care pathway which provides guidance from the point of diagnosis and establishment of eligibility of a baby for PC through to care after death and bereavement support for families. Planning PC with families which encourages family-centred and individualised approach is also discussed. Copyright © 2021 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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Citation

Akyempon AN; Aladangady N, “Neonatal and perinatal palliative care pathway: A tertiary neonatal unit approach,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17497.

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