Perinatal Palliative Care: Support of Mothers, Infants and Families
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Special Issue: 2012 Convention Proceedings
Volume 41, Issue s1, page S34, June 2012
How to Cite
Frances Fusco, J. and Bish, T. (2012), Perinatal Palliative Care: Support of Mothers, Infants and Families. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: S34. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01360_6.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012
- perinatal palliative care;
- infant advanced directives
Purpose for the Program
To support mothers, infants, and families through the Perinatal Palliative Care program.
To enhance the existing bereavement program to include infants with low viability or no viability through palliative care.
Implementation, Outcomes, and Evaluation
Implementation is in process and awaiting final approval of pertinent policies and procedures to support this program. The evaluation will be based upon a patient satisfaction survey taken by telephone follow-up of patients discharged from the hospital.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Provide care and support to both infants and mothers going through this experience.