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ERIC Number: EJ445568
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-2228
The Psychological Effects of Sudden Infant Death on Grandmothers and Grandfathers.
DeFrain, John D.; And Others
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v24 n3 p165-82 1991-92
Examined psychological and social impact of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) on 80 grandmothers and grandfathers. Results of quantitative and qualitative analyses suggest that SIDS for most grandparents is a devastating experience. Common feelings expressed included disbelief, anger, guilt, anxiety, depression, concern for their bereaved adult children and surviving siblings, exhaustion, and bitterness. Four percent considered suicide. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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