Supporting families after sudden infant death

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 1996 Apr;34(4):30-4. doi: 10.3928/0279-3695-19960401-11.


Parents consistently report that supportive contacts with their health care providers make a difference in their overall adjustment to their baby's death. Parents require continuing validation that the baby's death is no one's fault, that it was not caused by anything they did or did not do. In supporting bereaved families, our goal is to assist parents to incorporate the baby's death into their lives in a way that allows them to continue to function and to recognize life as worth living and happiness as possible.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Family / psychology*
  • Female
  • Grief*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Patient Care Team
  • Social Support*
  • Sudden Infant Death*