Palliative care for premature babiesPPalliative care for premature babiesPalliative care for premature babiesEnglishOtherPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChristine Newman, MD, FRCPCLori A. Ives-Baine, RN, BScN12.000000000000032.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about palliative care, which considers physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs, along with the needs of a baby's family.</p><p>To "palliate" means to relieve. Palliative care is care designed to make a baby with a life-limiting condition as comfortable and symptom-free as possible when it's clear that further treatment aimed at cure is neither possible nor effective. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Palliative care is designed to make a baby with a life-limiting condition as comfortable and symptom-free as possible when further treatment aimed at cure is neither possible nor effective.</li> <li>In many cases, babies will remain in the NICU during palliative care, while some may be moved to a community hospital or sent home with their family.</li> <li>Palliative care is generally organized by a hospital's palliative care service.</li></ul>
Soins palliatifs pour les bébés prématurésSSoins palliatifs pour les bébés prématurésPalliative care for premature babiesFrenchOtherPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChristine Newman, MD, FRCPCLori A. Ives-Baine, RN, BScN12.000000000000032.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet des soins palliatifs, qui prennent en considération les besoins physiques, émotionnels, spirituels et sociaux, ainsi que les besoins de la famille du bébé.</p><p>Pallier veut dire soulager. Les soins palliatifs consistent en soins destinés à rendre un bébé avec des conditions limitant son espérance de vie aussi confortable et asymptomatique que possible lorsqu’il est clair que tout traitement additionnel visant à guérir n’est ni possible ni efficace.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le but des soins palliatifs est de rendre un bébé ayant des troubles limitant son espérance de vie aussi confortable et asymptomatique que possible lorsque tout traitement additionnel visant à le guérir n’est ni possible ni efficace.</li> <li>Dans de nombreux cas, les bébés prématurés demeureront à l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs durant les soins palliatifs, alors que certains peuvent être transférés vers un hôpital communautaire ou retourneront à la maison avec leur famille.</li> <li>Les soins palliatifs sont généralement organisés par le service des soins palliatifs de l’hôpital. </li></ul>

 

 

Palliative care for premature babies1855.00000000000Palliative care for premature babiesPalliative care for premature babiesPEnglishOtherPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChristine Newman, MD, FRCPCLori A. Ives-Baine, RN, BScN12.000000000000032.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about palliative care, which considers physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs, along with the needs of a baby's family.</p><p>To "palliate" means to relieve. Palliative care is care designed to make a baby with a life-limiting condition as comfortable and symptom-free as possible when it's clear that further treatment aimed at cure is neither possible nor effective. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Palliative care is designed to make a baby with a life-limiting condition as comfortable and symptom-free as possible when further treatment aimed at cure is neither possible nor effective.</li> <li>In many cases, babies will remain in the NICU during palliative care, while some may be moved to a community hospital or sent home with their family.</li> <li>Palliative care is generally organized by a hospital's palliative care service.</li></ul><figure> <img alt="Mom holding preemie" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/LIB_bereavementpic_17_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <p>Historically, palliative care has been thought of as end-of-life treatment. However, this form of intensive, active care, aimed at the relief of physical and emotional symptoms, can be beneficial to the child and family from the time of diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.</p><p>Palliative care embraces the baby as a whole, taking into consideration physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs, along with the needs of the family. Palliative care involves relief from pain and other symptoms that may have developed. A variety of professionals, including nurses, doctors, and social workers, have expertise in palliative care.</p><h3>When will you need to consider palliative care?</h3><p>Palliative care enters into your discussion with the doctor when the goal of treatment is no longer focused on curing a condition but on care that maximizes your baby's quality of life and ensures your baby is as comfortable as possible. Depending on the type and severity of your baby's condition, palliative care may quickly turn into end-of-life care, where the death may be days or even hours away.</p><h2>Where is palliative care provided?</h2><p>In many cases premature babies will remain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU during palliative and end-of-life care. Other options that you can explore with your baby’s doctor include a community hospital closer to your home, or home itself. Your baby’s doctor can provide more information on the resources available for each option.</p><h2>Who organizes palliative care?</h2><p>Palliative care is generally organized by a team of professionals in a hospital's palliative care service. The palliative care service will work with your baby’s NICU team to deliver the necessary care.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/LIB_bereavementpic_17_EN.jpgPalliative care for premature babies

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