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Families’ views on ward rounds in neonatal units
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    How do parents really feel about not to be present during ward rounds in neonatal units?
    • Aung Soe
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      • Mei Wong, Carla Lavarack, Georgie Siggers, Hla M Nwe and Jackie Matthews

    Dear Editor,

    We are writing in response to the paper by Bramwell et al[1]. Our level 3 neonatal unit, in contrast to the Liverpool unit, does not have an open door policy and parents are not allowed in the clinical area during ward rounds which take place between 8.30am to 10.30am and 4.00pm to 5.30pm. The times of ward rounds are printed in unit parental information booklet and it is explained that the reason for...

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    Presence of parents during ward rounds - experience from a Greek NICU

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the paper by Bramwell et al.[1] and we would like to add our experience on this issue. Unrestricted visiting policy has been prectised at our NICU since early 80s. Even now, our Unit is the only one practising unrestricted visiting among the 15 NICUs in Greece. Initially parents were present during ward rounds. However several things became apparent.

    1. During wa...

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