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Family support, consent, and end of life care 

Family support, consent, and end of life care
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Family support, consent, and end of life care
Author(s):

Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703952.003.0019
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date: 25 November 2020

The chapter has a theme of supporting families, including strategies to develop successful relationships with families and involve families in decision-making in neonatal care. There are sections on effective communication with families, and consent to treatment. A detailed description of end of life decisions is included, with practical advice on redirection of care from intensive to palliative. Consent for post mortem examination is also covered.

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