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Perinatal palliative medicine is an emerging subspecialty within paediatric palliative medicine, neonatal medicine, fetal medicine and obstetrics. It comprises patient-focused, non-judgemental shared decision making and aims to provide holistic multidisciplinary support for families. In this paper we define and describe one model for providing perinatal palliative care, drawing on the personal and professional experience of the authors.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/archdischild-2016-310873

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed

Publication Date

06/2017

Volume

102

Pages

114 - 116

Keywords

Neonatology, Palliative Care, Patient perspective, Perinatal, Adult, Cardiomyopathies, Decision Making, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Palliative Care, Patient Preference, Perinatal Care, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Referral and Consultation