Period of Purple Crying Program for the prevention of abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome
journal contributionposted on 2022-05-13, 10:21 authored by Edmond Power, Farhana SharifFarhana Sharif
The Period of PURPLE Crying Program is an educational program delivered to parents of newborn children that aims to reduce the incidence of abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome. The program was developed by a research-based, non-profit organisation and has already been implemented in many countries around the world. It educates parents on what to expect during the first few months of their newborn infant's life, allowing parents to become more informed and better prepared to care for their child. The recent surge in the number of cases of abusive head trauma in children during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for greater resources being made available to parents. The Period of PURPLE Crying Program is one such resource that could be implemented in Ireland.
CommentsThe original article is available at imj.ie
Published CitationPower E, Sharif F. Period of Purple Crying Program for the prevention of abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome Ir Med J. 2021;114(7):415.
Publication DateJuly/August 2021
PublisherIrish Medical Association
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