Application period now open for Scottish Maternity Services Bereavement Care Awards.
Report launch being held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on Friday 9 December 2016.
Find out more information about the discussions the Scottish Government are hosting this autumn about the rising cost of funerals
Transcripts of the videos below are available on this website. If you have any difficulty in locating these please contact us
Please note that all the videos on this website deal with issues of death and bereavement and were created for healthcare professionals: caution is advised for viewers who are not healthcare professionals as some may find the themes upsetting.
A post mortem examination may provide parents with valuable information about why their baby died. Before discussing this with families, it is important that professionals are informed and comfortable with the process. This video will support professionals in facilitating such discussions.
Discussing dying is something most of us shy away from. The potential discomfort is not just in the patient’s mind - it’s also likely to be in the minds of the professionals who are looking after them. This video will help healthcare professionals discuss dying openly and honestly with their patients.
The management of a sudden or unexplained death can be challenging for professionals. The responses required may be complex, and come at an extremely difficult time for those who are bereaved. This video aims to enhance professionals’ understanding of these processes.
Discussing post mortem examination with those who have recently been bereaved can be daunting and challenging. This video will be of relevance to all professionals who are involved in situations where a post mortem examination is being considered, discussed or undertaken.
Talking to children when they are about to be bereaved or have just experienced a death may feel daunting. This video aims to enable professionals to facilitate such discussions through an enhanced understanding from the perspective of children who have been bereaved.
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