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When An Infant Dies: Cross Cultural Expressions of Grief and Loss

This bulletin summarizes a panel presentation at the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program, Third National Conference, held July 16-18, 1998, in Washington, D.C. The bulletin reviews cultural traditions of Latino, African American, North America tribal and Muslim families grieving the loss of an infant. It identifies simple strategies health care providers can use to begin the process of providing culturally competent support to them. It also aims to encourage networking and sharing among providers who assist the bereaved. Click here to view and download PDF.

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