Factors that Contribute to Bereaved Parents’ Perceptions of Neonatal Palliative Care

Neonatal palliative care (NPC) provides relief for both infants and families of infants with terminal diagnoses.  Families play a crucial role in the decision-making process for their infant, but their experiences with and perceptions of the support and care provided to them through NPC is unclear to health professionals. Hamel and Beltran (2022) sought to answer the question, “What are parent experiences with NPC and their perceptions of the factors that contribute to good quality NPC?”  The authors conducted a systematic literature review and identified 16 articles.  The findings were summarized into three themes: perceptions of interactions with clinicians, perceptions of interactions surrounding the infant and parent interactions with care and support for themselves. Read more…