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Understanding baby loss

The sociology of life, death and post-mortem

By Professor Kate Reed, Julie Ellis and Elspeth Whitby

Understanding baby loss
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  • ISBN: 9781526163189
  • Publish Date: Nov 2023
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6318-9
    • Pages: 246
    • Price: £80.00
    • Published Date: November 2023

    Description

    This book offers a detailed and sensitive account of how parents experience different forms of baby loss, and subsequently make decisions about post-mortem examination. It also analyses some of the challenges professionals face when working in this highly sensitive field of medicine. It draws on data from an ESRC award-winning UK based study on the development of minimally invasive post-mortem to examine a range of sociologically pertinent issues relating to: 'trauma' 'emotions', 'decisions', 'care' 'technology' 'memory' and the role of 'social and biological relationships'. By shedding light on this taboo aspect of healthcare, the book provides a highly original contribution to sociology, offering a comprehensive analysis of some of the most pressing concerns in the field to date.

    Reviews

    'By shedding light on this taboo aspect of healthcare, the book provides a highly original contribution to the sociology of emotions, medical sociology, death and dying studies and science and technology studies. It is a book that I wholeheartedly recommend to further advance understanding of perinatal bereavement and post-mortem care.'
    Dr Kerry Jones, Senior Lecturer in End-of-Life Care, The Open University

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Trauma
    2 Decisions
    3 Technology
    4 Emotions
    5 Care
    6 Memory
    7 Relationships
    Conclusion: Life after death
    References

    Authors

    Kate Reed is a Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Sheffield
    Julie Ellis is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Health and Illness at the University of Huddersfield
    Elspeth Whitby is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield

    Understanding baby loss

    By Professor Kate Reed, Julie Ellis, Elspeth Whitby

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