Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses

  • Alexandra Mancini
  • Jayne Price
  • Tara Kerr-Elliott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Achieving Quality Nursing Practice in Neonatal Palliative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Neil Marlow, Katie Gallagher
      Pages 3-7
    3. Rachel Black, Arlene Honeyman
      Pages 21-38
    4. Paula Abramson, Alexandra Mancini
      Pages 39-57
    5. Revd Dorothy Moore-Brooks, Tara Kerr-Elliott
      Pages 59-75
    6. Vicki Xafis, Karen Brombley
      Pages 77-97
    7. Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Ben Troke
      Pages 99-113
    8. Sam Collinge, Elizabeth Bailey, Alexandra Mancini
      Pages 131-153
    9. Nicholas D. Embleton, Sarah Stephenson
      Pages 171-175
    10. Katie Gallagher, Lisa Leppard
      Pages 177-187
    11. Jonathan Downie, Tara Kerr-Elliott, Finella Craig
      Pages 189-203
    12. Jayne Price, Rosa Menizabal-Espinosa
      Pages 255-269
    13. Patricia McNeilly, Jacqueline Johnstone, Frances Gilmore
      Pages 271-285
    14. Sharon Nurse, Julie Ling, Valerie Peacock
      Pages 287-298
    15. Rachel Black, Tara Kerr-Elliott, Lydia Judge-Kronis, Neil Sebire
      Pages 299-322
  3. Achieving Quality in Neonatal Palliative Care Internationally

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Franca Benini, F. Rusalen, M. E. Cavicchiolo, S. Salvadori, P. Lago
      Pages 327-331
    3. K. A. Bergman, A. T. Wedzinga-de Vries, A. A. E. Verhagen
      Pages 333-338
    4. Andrey Penkov
      Pages 339-341
    5. Claire Quinn, Marie Lynch
      Pages 343-347
    6. Pierre Bétrémieux
      Pages 349-354
    7. Ulrike Lindwedel-Reime, Sabine Kraft
      Pages 355-357
    8. Evelyn Rodger, Edile Murdoch, Pat Carragher, Carla Halkett
      Pages 359-367
    9. Rut Kiman
      Pages 369-375
    10. Tracie Dempster
      Pages 377-380
    11. Victoria J. Kain
      Pages 381-385
    12. Majella Irudayam, Lim Sok Bee, Rahimah Bte Bujal, Ann Toh
      Pages 387-390
    13. Lee Ai Chong, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Hasimah Mohd Yatim, Halimatun Saadiah Hashim
      Pages 391-395
    14. Mary Ann Muckaden
      Pages 397-400
    15. Julia Ambler
      Pages 401-404
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 405-413

About this book


This textbook details the nursing care of babies with life limiting conditions and sets the context within the philosophy of internationally collaborative neonatal palliative care emphasising emotional and practical support for their families. Currently, increasing interest from nursing and medical fields regarding palliative care for babies in the antenatal and neonatal period is evident.

This innovative and unique text provides experienced nurses and student nurses alike with realistic guidance in caring for babies with palliative care needs, alongside the crucial support for their families and identifies important  strategies for professional self care. Nursing experts in this field collaborated to develop a reference book which supports holistic and integrated clinical practice. Parents’ experiences of what they consider helpful or not so helpful are interwoven throughout the chapter.

There is currently no other textbook which offers the above information and guidance specifically for nurses and allied health professionals. 
As such this book will appeal to all nurses and health professionals working within the neonatal palliative care specialty in a global context. 


Parents Infants Support Professionals Family centred Complex care Bereavement Hospice Resilience

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Mancini
    • 1
  • Jayne Price
    • 2
  • Tara Kerr-Elliott
    • 3
  1. 1.Pan London Lead Nurse, Neonatal Palliative CareThe True Colours Trust CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Health, Social Care and EducationKingston University and St. George’s University LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.WellChild Nurse SpecialistLouis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, Great Ormond Street HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31876-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31877-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals