*Content warning: In this episode of the NICU Babies, Parent Support #podcast, we talk about death and dying.* Not every baby leaves the NICU, but it has been Dr. Elvira Parravicini’s passion to serve those families with infants who have life-limited or life-threatening illnesses. The Neonatal Comfort Care Program seeks to address those needs and support those families from diagnosis, to delivery and beyond. 🎧 Listen below or 📺 watch the conversation on YouTube. In this episode, Kathryn and Dr. Parravicini chat about: ❓ What does palliative care mean? ❓ What is the Neonatal Comfort Care Program and how does it assist parents? ❓ If a parent has a baby who has a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, what can they expect in a neonatal program and how does that differ from adult palliative care? ❓ End of life issues are complicated and very personal. How do you accompany a family through an extraordinarily difficult experience while respecting their wishes? ❓ If a hospital does not have a service similar to yours, what are some things a parent can do, or people they can reach out, to assist them in giving honor to their baby's life? ❓ What's your best advice to a parent who has a child who won't be leaving the NICU?

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-07-26 14:00:00 UTC