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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 297) Last page : ( 299)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00059.2

End of Life/Palliative Care in Newborns and Infants

Bai J. Hepsi*

Lecturer, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Sree Gokulam Nursing College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala

*Corresponding Author Email: hepsijoseph@gmail.com

Abstract

End of life or palliative care is an area of nursing that has belongs to the older or cancer populations. We now recognize that all age groups are entitled in end of life. Some of the new born are born dying their families need support during a time that supposed to be filled with joy. They require special skills to help them to face this tough challenge as a parent. End of life is more than advanced directives or living wills; it is a philosophy of care that provides empathy and support during a crisis.

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Keywords

End of life, newborn, infant, nursing care.

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