New SIDS Book An Important Update

A new book supported by Red Nose is expected to become an invaluable resource for people working in the field of sudden infant and early childhood death.

SIDS Book Cover

SIDS: Sudden infant and early childhood death: the past, the present and the future provides an update on significant developments in the understanding of sudden and unexplained deaths since the last general book on SIDS was published in 2001.

Edited by Red Nose National Scientific Advisory Group members Doctor Jhodie Duncan and Professor Roger Byard, the book includes contributions from major researchers and workers in the field, with topics ranging from parental grief through to the most recent theories of brainstem neurotransmitters.

The book is expected to be indispensable for SIDS researchers, SIDS organisations, paediatric pathologists, forensic pathologists, paediatricians and families, and residents in training programs that involve paediatrics, and will be of use to other professionals who become involved in SIDS cases, such as physicians, lawyers and law enforcement.

SIDS will be officially launched at the University of Adelaide on 11 May. To download a free copy or order a printed version visit the University of Adelaide Press website.