Palliative care in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit: a 10-year review.

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Summary of "Palliative care in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit: a 10-year review."

When active treatment is no longer in the best interests of the patient, redirection of care to palliation is an important transition. We review, within a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the journey leading to the decision to redirect care, the means of symptom control and the provision of psychosocial supports.


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Name: BMJ supportive & palliative care
ISSN: 2045-4368


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