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If your baby has a life-threatening disease, who should you share the information with?

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Palliative care professionals recommend caution when parents share their situation with others. Consider discussing your situation and plans with family and friends who will be supportive. Negative opinions from loved ones can sometimes cause pain and guilt.

SOURCES:

Carter, B.S. Pediatric Annals, November 2004.

Chrastek, J.R. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Gale, G. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

List, S. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Reilly-Smorawski, B. Death Studies, January 2002.

Toce, S. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Tyler, M. K. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Terri Major-Kincade, MD, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group, Richardson, Texas.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 14, 2020

SOURCES:

Carter, B.S. Pediatric Annals, November 2004.

Chrastek, J.R. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Gale, G. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

List, S. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Reilly-Smorawski, B. Death Studies, January 2002.

Toce, S. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Tyler, M. K. ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, February 2007.

Terri Major-Kincade, MD, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group, Richardson, Texas.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 14, 2020

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