End of life care in the setting of extreme prematurity - practical challenges and ethical controversies

Title

End of life care in the setting of extreme prematurity - practical challenges and ethical controversies

Creator

Wilkinson DJ; Bertaud S

Publisher

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Date

2023

Subject

Palliative care; Terminal Care; Decision-making; End of life; Neonatal; Intensive care; Premature infant

Description

While the underlying principles are the same, there are differences in practice in end of life decisions and care for extremely preterm infants compared with other newborns and older children. In this paper, we review end of life care for extremely preterm infants in the delivery room and in the neonatal intensive care unit. We identify potential justifications for differences in the end of life care in this population as well as practical and ethical challenges.

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Citation

Wilkinson DJ; Bertaud S, “End of life care in the setting of extreme prematurity - practical challenges and ethical controversies,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 24, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19152.