Serving life: offering pre- and post-natal medical care to families

Webinar presentation of the Perinatal Hospice of the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli of Rome
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On Friday, March 25, 2022, a Webinar was held at the Policlinico Gemelli of Rome to present the Clinical Care Pathway for maternity with high-risk and/or terminal fetal diseases (Perinatal Hospice).

The event, broadcast online at, saw the participation of the Undersecretary for Family and Life of the Ministry, Prof. Gabriella Gambino, who spoke on the theme "At the service of life, in the spirit of the "Good Samaritan"".

Gambino provocatively asked the participants in the webinar: "How can we make concrete today the message of the Good Samaritan, who even in the most dramatic situations knows how to recognize the unique and unrepeatable value of every human life, to the point of knowing how to leave his pre-established path of apparent certainties, in order to come to man's aid, enter into the mystery of his pain and safeguard his dignity?"

"Every child in a woman's womb changes the history of a family, changes the history of the world forever." - concluded the Undersecretary - "The Hospice Pathway can profoundly change the history of that child, of his parents, of his siblings, but also of all those who care for him: because to enter the mystery of his life, is already a little bit to worship and live in the presence of a Father who loves, is to live on earth a little piece of Heaven."

This Clinical Care Path was born from the need to offer just such assistance to the whole family, a perinatal medical care (therefore, pre and post-natal) integrated, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, to patients/families facing prenatal diagnosis of fetal diseases at high risk and / or terminal.

Attached is the program.

25 March 2022
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