Buy-in and breakthroughs: the Overton window in neonatology for the resuscitation of extremely preterm infants.
To understand the future of neonatology, it is important to reflect upon the past and the factors that lead to significant advances in the field. In this article, we explore the evolving landscape of neonatology and the shifting practices in the resuscitation of extremely premature infants, with a particular focus on societal influences that have driven these changes. Using the political policy concept of an Overton Window, we explore how breakthroughs move from unthinkable to acceptable practice and how the increasing involvement of parents and their advocacy efforts have played a pivotal role in that progress. In the era of expanded shared decision making, it is crucial that we apply that same approach to setting priorities in our field, acknowledging the crucial perspectives of both parents and former premature infants in shaping the future of neonatology.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Infant, Newborn; Humans; Neonatology; Infant, Extremely Premature; Resuscitation; Parents; Decision Making, Shared; Decision Making
Neonatology; Extremely Premature Infant; Resuscitation; Parents; Decision Making, Shared; Decision Making
Krick JA, Feltman DM, Carter BS. Buy-in and breakthroughs: the Overton window in neonatology for the resuscitation of extremely preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2023;43(12):1548-1551. doi:10.1038/s41372-023-01755-9