On the Death of a Child
A guidebook for all professionals who work with bereaved families. Covers: characteristics of child death, grief and mourning, professional roles, general guidelines, stressful situations, talking with children, support for families, support for schools, and support services.
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Incidence and characteristics of child death
Features of grief and mourning when a child dies
Emergency procedures and intensive care
Guidelines for talking with children
Summary of dos and donts
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