Unexpected Death in Childhood: A Handbook for Practitioners
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Author(s): Peter Sidebotham, Peter Fleming
Published Online: 21 APR 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470060957
Online ISBN: 9780470988176
About this Book
For families who have experienced the death of a child, their private tragedy is all too often exacerbated by an inappropriate or incompetent professional response. For the professional charged with the responsibility of having to deal with unexpected child deaths, such as a pediatrician, a police officer, or social worker, this title offers guidance on how to respond adequately to this tragic event but also places the subject in a larger social context, examining the history, epidemiology, causes, and contributory factors surrounding the death of a child. The book also covers the prevalence and types of death, the role of the police in an unexpected child death, how to support families, how to undertake a serious case review, and how to prevent child deaths in the future.
Part of the prestigious NSPCC Wiley Series in Safeguarding Children - The Multi-Professional Approach.