Palliative care for newborn infants – the current scene in New Zealand and the way forward

Vazhkudai Sankaran Kumaran, Yvonne Bray

Abstract


Palliative care is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of neonatal care of medical illness especially with neonatal deaths accounting for half the children dying under five years of age. This article examines the state of palliative care for newborn infants in New Zealand and discusses the issues involved in the organization of a comprehensive neonatal palliative care strategy

Keywords


palliative care;neonate;newborn;neonatal palliative care;hospice;End of life care;Palliative care policy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11157/sites-vol7iss2id160