Deciding on treatment limitation for neonates: the parents' perspective

  title={Deciding on treatment limitation for neonates: the parents' perspective},
  author={Hazel E. McHaffie and Andrew J. Lyon and Robert Hume},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
 The reported study aimed to explore parents' perceptions of treatment withdrawal/withholding; their experience and their opinions. In-depth face-to-face interviews at 3 and 13 months after the baby's death were conducted with 108 parents of 62 babies from the East of Scotland. Of the parents, 56% (60/180) believed they had decided to stop treatment. A further 4/59 sets of parents subsequently wished they had taken responsibility. Only one parent who did decide felt guilt 3 months after the… CONTINUE READING