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More services needed for bereaved children

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7239.893 (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:893
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    All children who have experienced the death of a close relative should be able to gain prompt access to expert counselling and support services, concluded specialists at the first national conference on child bereavement.

    To meet the demand for help and advice more services and research are urgently needed, as well as better public education on the effects of childhood loss.

    Although many services offer bereavement counselling and support to children, the distribution of these …

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