Nurse’s Roles in Neonatal Palliative Care
Keywords:nurse’s roles, palliative care, neonatal
Neonatal palliative care is an important part of work for nurses working in the neonatal intensive care unit with the goal to enhance quality of life of neonates. Knowledge about neonatal palliative care in Thailand is not extensive. This article aims to present about the role of nurses in neonatal palliative care and their families while receiving treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit. The contents are consist of communication and providing information to make decisions about the right choices for families, goal setting and advance care plan, end of life care in neonatal and family, family supports in terms of emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects in relevant to culture, bereavement care, as well as staff support.
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