Sudden Death: A Multidisciplinary Emergency Service Perspective
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Sudden death has a distinct procedural base and a profound effect on those emergency personnel who are involved in the management of the scene. In addition, the attention given to relatives who are devastated by their sudden loss must be sensitive as they are steered through the process. This chapter considers concepts central to sudden death work, the procedural base to death work and illuminates the management of the sudden death process and impact on the emergency team and the relatives who are left behind to grieve.
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