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Parental visiting, communication, and participation in ethical decisions: a comparison of neonatal unit policies in Europe
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    Re: Parental participation in decision making

    Dear Editor,

    The rapid response from Dellagrammaticus and Iacovidou (17 May) provides interesting information and further support to the conclusion of our study (1): namely, that NICUs from Southern European countries (Italy, Spain and, according to Dellagrammaticus, also Greece) adopt parental visiting policies more restrictive than in Northern countries.

    We agree that exploring the role of parents in deci...

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    Parental participation in decision making

    Editor,

    We read with interest the paper by Cuttini et al (1). Although policy regarding parental visiting is a relatively easier issue to evaluate, parental participation in decision making, particularly in decisions with strong ethical overtones, is a much more complex issue. It is difficult to evaluate with accuracy with accuracy and by its nature much more controversial. The paper does not stress that data col...

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