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- neonatal intensive care unit
- end of life decisions
- gestational age
- family centered care
- neonatal outcomes
- clinical ethics
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Contributors All authors have drafted the ideas to be in this editorial together. AJ made a plan for the editorial. AJ wrote the first draft of the editorial. NM optimised the first draft.
Competing interests NM is Chair of the NHS England Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Author note Parent representatives: JB is the father of Maren and Lily who were born at 25 weeks of gestational age, Lily died in the first week of life, Marenis is now 7 years old. MH is the father of Domenica who was born at 22 weeks of gestational age. She is now 5 years old. SN is the mother of Marcus, who was born at 23 weeks of gestational age, was not offered intervention and intensive care admission. He died during birth. For a more complete description of the families please see reference 6.