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Preparing for the Unexpected: Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care 

Preparing for the Unexpected: Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care
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Preparing for the Unexpected: Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care
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Marlene Hardy-Gomez

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10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0059
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter explores the role that the pediatric advanced practice registered nurse plays in perinatal and neonatal palliative care. It outlines the importance of early referral for common diagnoses and of cultivating good collaboration with the perinatal and neonatal team. It examines the creation of and use of birth plans. It reviews good symptom management and end-of-life care. It describes the important principles of pediatric palliative care and how to apply them to provide comprehensive support for the infant and family to ensure a good quality of life in accord with their values.

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