Unexpected Death in Childhood: A Handbook for Practitioners (Wiley Child Protection & Policy Series)

Unexpected Death in Childhood: A Handbook for Practitioners (Wiley Child Protection & Policy Series)

By: Peter Sidebotham (editor), Peter Fleming (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Peter Sidebotham, Consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer in child health, University of Warwick, UK. Designated doctor for child protection, North Warwickshire and Rugby PCTs, Co-editor NSPCC/Wiley Series in Safeguarding Children, Associate editor Child Abuse Review; editorial board, Child Abuse & Neglect. Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Development, University of Bristol, UK, Consultant Paediatrician, United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust.


Foreword vii Preface ix A Note on Terminology xiii List of Contributors xv Acknowledgements xix I Understanding Childhood Death 1 1 A Family s Journey 3Ann Chalmers 2 Childhood Deaths in Context 10Peter Sidebotham, Peter Fleming 3 Natural Causes of Unexpected Childhood Deaths 25Peter Fleming, Peter Sidebotham 4 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 41Peter Blair 5 Deaths from Unintentional Injuries 61Jo Sibert, Peter Sidebotham 6 Fatal Child Maltreatment 75Peter Sidebotham II Responding When a Child Dies 95 7 Responding to Unexpected Child Deaths 97Peter Sidebotham, Peter Fleming 8 Police Investigation in Unexpected Childhood Deaths 132John Fox 9 The Paediatric Post-Mortem Examination 154Phil Cox 10 Supporting Families 170Alison Stewart, Ann Dent III Learning Lessons 203 11 Reviewing Child Deaths 205Martin Ward Platt 12 Serious Case Reviews 232Paul Tudor, Peter Sidebotham Appendices 1 Emergency Department Flow Chart and Checklist 252 2 History Proforma 256 3 Physical Examination Proforma 259 4 Laboratory Investigations 260 5 Scene Examination Proforma 263 6 Resources for Bereaved Adults 265 7 Resources for Professionals 271 8 Practical Information for Families 273 9 Opportunities to Be with Their Child 279 10 Creating Footprints, Photographs and Mementoes 281 11 A Framework to Guide Visiting 284 12 Child Bereavement Network Belief Statement 290 13 Local Case Discussion Proforma 291 14 Child Death Review Core Dataset 294 15 CDRT Proforma for Analysis 301 16 Tools for Developing a Child Death Review Team 304 References 310 Index 339

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470060964
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780470060964
  • weight: 538
  • ISBN10: 0470060964

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