We need palliative care for babies facing certain death

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In Australia, there are approximately 1,200 infants who die every year before their first birthday, most in the first days or weeks of life. But there are no palliative care services available to these babies or support for their families.

While some of these infants die suddenly and without warning, for about two-thirds death is expected or anticipated. And those caring for the infant have recognised that they are unable or unlikely to survive.

Read more at Ausmed

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