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Childhood bereavement services : issues in UK service provision. / Rolls, Liz; Payne, Sheila.

In: Mortality, Vol. 9, No. 4, 11.2004, p. 300-328.

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Rolls, Liz ; Payne, Sheila. / Childhood bereavement services : issues in UK service provision. In: Mortality. 2004 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 300-328.

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