Shared as part of our communication in Neonatal Care Week | 23rd February – 1st March 2015. Communication matters, not only in the present but upon the lasting effect it has on the future as we look back, reflect and remember. NICU is a world far removed from any parent’s dream of greeting their new baby, a world where the most difficult of difficult decisions take place. How bad news is imparted and difficult decisions reached are integral not only to a parents lasting memories, but also for parents to know that the best or perhaps only decision possible has been reached. In her piece Hugo’s mum Leigh talks about the need not only for honesty, but for health care professionals to consider carefully the language and vocabulary that they use when delivering bad news.
(KCAL/KCBS/CNN) — All moms think their babies are extraordinary — but 10-week-old Silas actually is.
When he was born prematurely via C-section at just 26 weeks, his amniotic sac didn’t rupture at birth, a true medical rarity. 257 more words