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Care of bereaved parents after sudden infant death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20608398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
About 340 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK every year (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths 2005a), and one of the recommendations made in the Bristol Royal Infirmary inquiry final report (Kennedy 2001) was that infants found dead or moribund at home must be taken to emergency departments (EDs) for attempted resuscitation or further investigation. Sudden and unexpected infant death is one of the most stressful events that ED staff can experience, however, and they often lack training in this area even though they are keen to undertake such preparation (Levetown 2004, Ross-Adjie et al 2007). This article therefore discusses the guidelines on providing bereavement care to parents and best practice in EDs.
Natalie Lawrence
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1354-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Nurse     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-08     Completed Date:  2010-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208913     Medline TA:  Emerg Nurse     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Emergency Department, Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death
Emergency Nursing*
Infant, Newborn
Parents / psychology*
Professional-Family Relations*
Sudden Infant Death*

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