Nancy K English

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Changing the culture in the ICU to include palliative care interventions along with curative interventions is already underway. Further work is needed, however. This is a role for the critical care nurse. Critical care nurses can be involved in research and education to enhance their future practice in end-of-life care. Research to establish evidence-based(More)
Guidelines have not been established to address the needs of parents with imperiled newborns due to the infrequency of this obstetric situation. In this article we offer an approach to prenatal care planning for imperiled newborns and their families. Use of an interdisciplinary team and family involvement are the foci of the care planning process, which(More)
This article explores the 2014 Institute of Medicine׳s recommendation concerning primary palliative care as integral to all neonates and their families in the intensive care setting. We review trends in neonatology and barriers to implementing palliative care in intensive care settings. Neonatal primary palliative care education should address the unique(More)
Guidelines are given for nurses and social workers involved in abortion care before and after the in-hospital procedure. The California Nurses' Association Maternity Conference Group established guidelines for such care in October, 1970 as follows. The nurse should keep the patient informed of all aspects of the procedure, provide a supportive presence,(More)
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