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Childhood bereavement services : a survey of UK provision. / Rolls, L.; Payne, Sheila.

In: Palliative Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 5, 07.2003, p. 423-432.

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Rolls, L. ; Payne, Sheila. / Childhood bereavement services : a survey of UK provision. In: Palliative Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 423-432.

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