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Withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: parental perspectives
  1. Jonathan Hellmann1,
  2. Constance Williams2,
  3. Lori Ives-Baine3,
  4. Prakesh S Shah2
  1. 1Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  3. 3Neonatology Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Jonathan Hellmann, Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada; jonathan.hellmann{at}sickkids.ca

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  • Contributors Jonathan Hellmann initiated the concept, wrote the protocol, planned and analysed data and wrote the first draft and critical revision of this manuscript. Constance Williams was involved in the concept, performed chart review, analysed qualitative data and provided input in critical revision of this manuscript. Lori Ives-Baine was involved in the design of the study, collected data, contacted families and provided backup support to families and critically revised this manuscript. Prakesh Shah was involved in the design, protocol, analysis of data and critical revision of the final document.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Research Ethics Board at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Additional data are available by contacting Dr Jonathan Hellmann (corresponding author).

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Footnotes

  • Contributors Jonathan Hellmann initiated the concept, wrote the protocol, planned and analysed data and wrote the first draft and critical revision of this manuscript. Constance Williams was involved in the concept, performed chart review, analysed qualitative data and provided input in critical revision of this manuscript. Lori Ives-Baine was involved in the design of the study, collected data, contacted families and provided backup support to families and critically revised this manuscript. Prakesh Shah was involved in the design, protocol, analysis of data and critical revision of the final document.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Research Ethics Board at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Additional data are available by contacting Dr Jonathan Hellmann (corresponding author).

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