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Ethics and Etiquette in Neonatal Intensive Care—Reply

Annie Janvier, MD, PhD1,2,3; John Lantos, MD4
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1Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Ethics, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2Neonatologist and Clinical Ethics, Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4Department of Pediatrics and Bioethics, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(2):190-191. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2961.
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In Reply We thank Barello and colleagues for providing information about patient-health engagement to improve patient and family outcomes. In the previous few years, there have been numerous initiatives designed to engage patient and family participation in children’s care. In investigations of neonatology, these initiatives are generally aimed at educating health care professionals by teaching them skills or ways to structure difficult conversations.13 These approaches may improve communication between physicians and families in the neonatal intensive care unit to help parents.


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February 1, 2015
Serena Barello, MS, EMS; Guendalina Graffigna, PhD; Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN
1Faculty of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
2Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts3Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(2):190. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2958.
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