Perinatal palliative medicine is an emerging subspecialty within paediatric palliative medicine, neonatal medicine, fetal medicine and obstetrics. It comprises patient-focused, non-judgemental shared decision making and aims to provide holistic multidisciplinary support for families. In this paper we define and describe one model for providing perinatal palliative care, drawing on the personal and professional experience of the authors.
- Patient perspective
- Palliative Care
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Contributors PS conceived and wrote the draft and AT wrote the parents’ comments. EH, DW, AT and BK commented and edited. The final text was agreed by all authors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.