Interdisciplinary care of a neonate with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
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Interdisciplinary care of a neonate with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Naomi Lowe-Lennon Senior neonatal practitioner, neonatal intensive care unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, England, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, England
Tracey Jones Lecturer in neonatal/child nursing, University of Manchester, Manchester, England

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare condition not commonly observed in neonatal units. It poses a challenge to neonatal staff to source expertise and information when diagnosing and treating patients with this condition. This article uses a case study of a neonate with HLH to analyse interdisciplinary team dynamics in hospital and explore how teams can effectively share knowledge and learn from each other when treating patients with rare and complex conditions.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 9, 23-27. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e971


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Received: 13 June 2017

Accepted: 17 August 2017

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