Neuropalliative Care for Neonates.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Many childhood neurologic conditions are first diagnosed in the perinatal period and shorten or seriously alter the lives of affected infants. Neonatal neuropalliative care incorporates core practices and teachings of both neurology and palliative care and is directed toward patients and families affected by serious neurologic conditions in the antenatal and immediate newborn period. This review outlines key considerations for neurologists hoping to provide a neuropalliative care approach antenatally, in the neonatal intensive care unit, and around hospital discharge. We explore 4 core domains of neuropalliative care: (1) family-centered communication, (2) prognostication, (3) decision making, and (4) pain and symptom management. We address special considerations in care at the end of life and in varied cultural and practice contexts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rent, S; Bidegain, M; Bost, MH; Hornik, C; Lemmon, ME

Published Date

  • October 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1120 - 1127

PubMed ID

  • 34677110

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9624297

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1708-8283

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/08830738211045238


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States