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Moral distress within neonatal and paediatric intensive care units: a systematic review
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    The challenges of communication to address Moral Distress
    • Trisha Prentice, Neonatologist
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      • Annie Janvier, Lynn, Gillam, Peter G Davis

    We thank Dr Kraemer for his constructive response and commend his initiative to facilitate weekly staff meetings within neonatal intensive care units. We concur that communication is an essential component of addressing not only moral distress but improving workplace culture.

    As Dr Kraemer notes, finding the best forum for such discussions continues to be challenging. In our various institutions we continue to...

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    reflective staff meetings include attention to moral distress

    The findings of this important paper should be used to promote regular staff development meetings in neonatal intensive care units. In my experience the reason these are not more widespread is lack of availability of suitably qualified staff to facilitate such groups. Clinicians may ask for support then find the meetings disappointing.

    Over many years in a district general hospital neonatal unit a colleague and...

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