On the Death of a Child

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 242 pages
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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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Contents

Incidence and characteristics of child death
3
Features of grief and mourning when a child dies
33
Professional roles
65
General practitioners
74
Midwives
88
Supervision
106
Emergency procedures and intensive care
120
Guidelines for talking with children
135
Support for families
153
Support for schools
180
Support services
198
Appendix A Useful contacts for support organisations
209
Appendix B Childrens hospices
215
Essential references
225
Index
231
Copyright

Summary of dos and donts
149

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