THE PHILOSOPHY OF PERINATAL HOSPICE CARE
For most parents, expecting a new child is a happy and exciting time. As they anxiously await their new arrival, parents may secretly hope for a boy or a girl, for blue eyes or brown eyes, for blonde hair or dark hair. But above all parents simply wish for their child to be healthy.
Being told “there’s something wrong with your baby” can be earth shattering for any parent. Suddenly, the feelings of excitement and anticipation turn to worry and fear. Even more so, when a baby is diagnosed with a condition that will shorten his or her life, the journey to parenthood can take an unexpected turn.
Perinatal Hospice Care is a type of medical care, designed to care for those families who are given such heartbreaking news. This new care pathway has revolutionised how healthcare professionals care for babies who don’t have long to live, and also how the care of their families.
Being told “there’s something wrong with your baby” can be earth shattering for any parent. Perinatal Hospice Care has to be developed
Perinatal Hospice Care is a holisitic model of care. It provides medical and nursing attention, psychological and emotional supprt as well as practical guidance for families whose baby is likely to pass away soon after birth.
Above all, most parents who find themselves in this situation just need someone to talk to. Someone to answer their questions. To offer them factual information, in a compassionate and understanding way. To be non-judgmental. To reassure them that they, and their baby, will receive the best medical care and support possible for them. That they will be helped along this journey. That they will not be alone.
The philosophy of Perinatal Hospice Care, and of all the staff who deliver this service, is simple; we are here for you and your baby and we will make it together.
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Philosophy of Care
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