Neonatal nursing is a specialised area of care. There are few neonatal deaths each year, and only some of these will be considered for palliative care. The literature has been emerging in this field in recent years, with recognition that palliative care does have a place in neonatal care. There may be some information here that will be helpful.

NB: 'Neonatal' is described as pertaining to the newborn period which, by convention, is the first four weeks after birth.

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