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Practicalities around time of death 

Practicalities around time of death
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Practicalities around time of death
Author(s):

Richard D.W. Hain

and Satbir Singh Jassal

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198745457.003.0019
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date: 01 June 2020

In helping children to have a ‘good death’, it is vitally important to understand the practical issues around death. Parents often have little or no understanding of this and will look to the health-care professional for guidance. When done well, the parents are left unaware of the complexities involved. However, when done badly, the parents can be left feeling very upset. Predicting the time of death for a child is notoriously difficult, and this issue is addressed by this chapter. A detailed overview of practicalities around the time of death is provided, with information on the correct procedure before death, certifying and registering a death, cremation, organ and tissue donation, and transporting and looking after the body. Further practicalities, including the post-mortem, the role of the coroner, and the role of the Child Death Overview Panel, are also covered.

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