An ethical rationale for perinatal palliative care.
Perinatal palliative care has grown out of both an historical necessity in attending to babies in the NICU that face difficult odds of survival, the increasing technology that may avail life-extending, yet technology-dependent, care, and the growth of fetal diagnostic and treatment centers. This review looks ta the history and ethical rationale for making available services from Pediatric and Perinatal Palliative Care to families in the prenatal and postnatal periods caring for a loved one with life-limiting circumstances.
Seminars in perinatology
Child; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Morals; Palliative Care; Perinatal Care; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care
Ethics; Neonatology; Palliative Care; Perinatal; end-of-life
Carter BS. An ethical rationale for perinatal palliative care. Semin Perinatol. 2022;46(3):151526. doi:10.1016/j.semperi.2021.151526