The Unique Experiences of Women and Their Families After the Death of a Baby

@article{Cacciatore2010TheUE,
  title={The Unique Experiences of Women and Their Families After the Death of a Baby},
  author={Joanne Cacciatore},
  journal={Social Work in Health Care},
  year={2010},
  volume={49},
  pages={134 - 148}
}
  • J. Cacciatore
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social Work in Health Care
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