Letters Neonatal end of life care

GMC guidance on neonatal palliative care

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8000 (Published 26 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8000
  1. Laura de Rooy, consultant neonatologist1
  1. 1St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London SW17 0QT, UK
  1. Laura.Derooy{at}stgeorges.nhs.uk

The Personal view “How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn babies” was poignant but does not represent current practice in the UK and is not aligned with current UK guidance.1 2 3 4

The article references the American guidance, which suggests that it may be ethically appropriate to withdraw feed and fluids under certain carefully …

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