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Preparing Nurses for Palliative Care in the NICU.

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Summary of "Preparing Nurses for Palliative Care in the NICU."

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses require knowledge and skill to meet the unique needs of infants and families. Increasingly, principles of palliative care are being integrated into the NICU setting to improve the quality of care.

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Name: Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
ISSN: 1536-0911
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