Improving services to bereaved relatives in the emergency department:making healthcare more human

A.G. Williams, D.L. O'Brien, K.J. Laughton, George Jelinek

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    Abstract

    Death and bereavement are often poorly dealt with in emergency departments.Guidelines exist for optimal care of bereaved relatives.Establishing a limited bereavement program in a busy emergency department is quite feasible.Bereaved relatives appreciate a more "human" approach from hospital staff.Ultimately hospital staff also benefit from confronting issues surrounding death in the emergency department.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)480-483
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume173
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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