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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307990
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perinatal Palliative Care: Beginning the Journey
Author(s):
Canon, Lindsey
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lindsey Canon, MSN, LindseyCannon@texashealth.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Session Title: Perinatal Palliative Care: Beginning the Journey  

Brief Description: This session will discuss successful development and implementation of a perinatal palliative care (PC) program at a large metropolitan hospital.  Perinatal PC focuses to provide comprehensive supportive care for infants and their families with complex, life-altering, or life-limiting conditions.

Full description: As a tertiary referral center for women and infant’s health in a large metropolitan area, our institution often receives infants with complex medical diagnoses. As such, we discovered a recurring theme between numerous families, which were the inability to articulate prognosis, comprehend all available treatment options, and frustration expressed with fragmented care received across healthcare settings. Together, these needs spawned the development of our neonatal PC program. Our goals are comprehensive and focus to enhance communication, provide family support and education for healthy coping, assist with ethical dilemmas, and establish realistic goals of care. Initially, data included identifying diagnoses appropriate for PC. Altogether, the financial ramifications of extended LOS and the growing number of avoidable NICU admissions sparked interest amongst our executive team. Program maturation moved data collection beyond trigger recognition to analyzing cost avoidance and reducing LOS. The novelty of neonatal PC has inherent obstacles, not unique to our program, and involves: differentiating PC from hospice, educating staff, and care fragmentation. Retrospective analysis clearly identifies earlier program implementation as our lesson learned. Future endeavors include dedicated child life specialist(s), extending our partnership amongst various healthcare settings to promote seamless transitions, and formalizing our relationships with local charities.

Keywords:
Leadership; Perinatal; Palliative Care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerinatal Palliative Care: Beginning the Journeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCanon, Lindseyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLindsey Canon, MSN, LindseyCannon@texashealth.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307990-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Session Title: </b>Perinatal Palliative Care: Beginning the Journey   <p><b>Brief Description: </b>This session will discuss successful development and implementation of a perinatal palliative care (PC) program at a large metropolitan hospital.  Perinatal PC focuses to provide comprehensive supportive care for infants and their families with complex, life-altering, or life-limiting conditions.<b> </b><p><b>Full description:</b> As a tertiary referral center for women and infant’s health in a large metropolitan area, our institution often receives infants with complex medical diagnoses. As such, we discovered a recurring theme between numerous families, which were the inability to articulate prognosis, comprehend all available treatment options, and frustration expressed with fragmented care received across healthcare settings. Together, these needs spawned the development of our neonatal PC program. Our goals are comprehensive and focus to enhance communication, provide family support and education for healthy coping, assist with ethical dilemmas, and establish realistic goals of care.<b> </b>Initially, data included identifying diagnoses appropriate for PC. Altogether, the financial ramifications of extended LOS and the growing number of avoidable NICU admissions sparked interest amongst our executive team. Program maturation moved data collection beyond trigger recognition to analyzing cost avoidance and reducing LOS. The novelty of neonatal PC has inherent obstacles, not unique to our program, and involves: differentiating PC from hospice, educating staff, and care fragmentation. Retrospective analysis clearly identifies earlier program implementation as our lesson learned. Future endeavors include dedicated child life specialist(s), extending our partnership amongst various healthcare settings to promote seamless transitions, and formalizing our relationships with local charities.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectPerinatalen_GB
dc.subjectPalliative Careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:06Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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