Information for family of patients who die in ER

  1. What does your facility do for the family of patients who die in the ER? do you offer any printed information on funeral homes, medical examiner, bereavement resources? I am trying to put something together for my facility, and am interested in what other places offer. I also have a friend who had a son die very unexpectedly and was not given any information from the ER on what to do after leaving the hospital. It added to her anxiety and grief.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Do you have a hospital chaplain?
  4. by   MunoRN
    Typically inpatient units will have a handout with this sort of information, I would check with them since it doesn't really need to be different for ER. A social worker or chaplain should be able to help you.

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