Losing one twin in the NICU - A case study of parental experience

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Losing one twin in the NICU - A case study of parental experience. / Aagaard, Hanne; Storm, Ida ; Klitgaard, Jeannett.

In: Journal of Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2016.

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Aagaard, H, Storm, I & Klitgaard, J 2016, 'Losing one twin in the NICU - A case study of parental experience', Journal of Neonatal Nursing, vol. 22, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2016.03.001

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Aagaard, Hanne ; Storm, Ida ; Klitgaard, Jeannett. / Losing one twin in the NICU - A case study of parental experience. In: Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 4.

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