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Perspectives on the Experience of Sudden, Unexpected Child Death

The Very Worst Thing?

Authors: Turner, Denise

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  • Based on original research into unexpected child death from both personal and professional accounts
  • Utilises a unique psychosocial approach and methodology which will contribute to the psychosocial community’s understanding of group data analysis
  • Draws together the work of leading psychosocial theorists to interrogate the topic of individual and societal responses to child death and death more generally
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About this book

This book combines autobiography and innovative narrative research to create an original psychosocial perspective on the often taboo subject of sudden, unexpected child death.  Beginning with the author’s own experience, the book investigates manifold aspects of sudden, unexpected child death, including the professional rapid response; contemporary cultural reactions to death; theories of grieving; child death inquiries and popular media reporting. 

At the heart of the book are intimate personal stories, drawn from unprecedented psychosocial research on this topic, which combine to create a unique record of parent’s experiences following the sudden and unexpected death of a child. Additionally, the book offers original guidance on the Biographic Narrative Interpretive methodology, which extends knowledge of group data analysis. 

The book will be of great methodological interest to the psychosocial community, as well as to health and social care professionals and lay readers interested in both sudden, unexpected child death and the wider field.  

About the authors

Denise Turner is a former social worker and currently works within academia. Her research interests include autobiographical research methods, bereavement and the openings created by loss, change and transition. This book is based on her personal experience of sudden, unexpected child death and builds on PhD research, completed at the University of Sussex, UK.    

Reviews

“This is an excellent book for qualitative researchers, especially those interested in narrative approaches, but it is also an easy enough read for those interested in the topic of grief after losing a child through the lenses of societal perspectives and cultural constraints.” (Ileana Ungureanu, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66017-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66016-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88154-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on the Experience of Sudden, Unexpected Child Death
Book Subtitle
The Very Worst Thing?
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66017-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66017-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66016-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88154-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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