When A Child Dies

Topics covered in this course include conversations around anticipation of death, the death of an infant, and transfer to the mortuary.

Overview

Topics covered in this course include conversations around anticipation of death, the death of an infant, and transfer to the mortuary.

Actors are employed to provide a family for the simulated scenario elements. This provides the opportunity to experience caring for a family at such a challenging time.

Learning outcomes:

Increased knowledge of:

  • Practical care of a patient when death is imminent and afterwards
  • Care of parents
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Considerations around spiritual, cultural, and religious needs
  • Legal aspects of certification
  • The wider bereavement, mortuary, and chaplaincy teams

For more information on dates for this course, contact simulation@gosh.nhs.uk