Our Children Are Dying

Marietta P. Stanton, Author Prometheus Books $34 (217p) ISBN 978-0-87975-609-3
This examination of the major causes of death in American childen from birth to age 18 provides supporting evidence of this age group's vulnerability to untimely death despite the nation's prosperity. The author, a professor of nursing at the State University of New York, gives a comprehensive view of the ways children can die at different ages (sudden infant death, fatal illness, abuse, suicide, etc.); she presents safeguarding strategies adaptable to contemporary family life styles. The general reader may be overwhelmed by the density of research and data, arranged according to chronological age, racial background and other demographics; care-givers who consult relevant sections, however, will find a wealth of information, including lists of referral services, resources and free materials. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
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