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Author Martin, Karen, author.

Title When a baby dies of SIDS : the parents' grief and search for reason / by Karen Martin
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 315 pages)
Series International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Series
Contents Chapter 1 Understanding SIDS and its impact -- chapter 2 Understanding the parents' experience: Loving a new baby -- chapter 3 Understanding the parents' experience: Being devastated -- chapter 4 Understanding the parents' experience: Trying to carry on while struggling for control -- chapter 5 Understanding the parents' experience: Learning to let go -- chapter 6 Understanding the parents' experience: Being changed -- chapter 7 Learning from the parents' experience: How people cope with traumatic events -- chapter 8 Making connections to other research -- chapter 9 Recommendations -- chapter 10 Conclusion
Summary "The cause of the number-one killer of apparently healthy infants between the ages of one week and one year--Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)--continues to defy science. This cruel mystery intensifies an already painful experience for bereaved parents, who frequently blame themselves for their baby's death. This book explores how parents grieve, the meanings and casual explanations they attribute to a SIDS death, the effects of their grief on family relationships, and the strategies they use to cope and carry on. Karen Martin's grounded theory study describes in detail the experiences of mothers and fathers whose babies died of SIDS ranging from less than one to over twenty-five years after the baby's death. Her work makes an important contribution to health fields and to the social science of medicine, and is a critical resource for family doctors, public health nurses, counsellors, ministers, and all those working with grieving parents."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published 1998 by Qual Institute Press
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-298) and index
Subject Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Parent and child.
Sudden infant death syndrome.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Sudden infant death syndrome -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131541578X