Carers look after people who are sick, elderly or who have a disability. A carer may be young or old. Carers can suffer stress and isolation but support and information are available.
Topic: Carers - dying and death
Immediate family have the right to refuse a hospital post mortem of the deceased, but cannot refuse a coronial post mortem.
Brain death differs from other states of unconsciousness in important ways.
Organising a funeral is an important part of grieving, so it is worth spending time to plan the funeral that you and the deceased person would want.
The death or serious illness of a baby can lead to grief, relationship stresses and anxiety regarding subsequent pregnancies.
It is the funeral director’s job to help with many of the legal responsibilities, including the death certificate.
A range of feelings is normal after a miscarriage, and they often linger for some time.
Palliative care can be offered at home, at a specialist palliative care service or at another health facility.
Palliative care for children is an active and total approach to care that focuses on enhancing quality of life for the child with a life-threatening condition and their family.
A baby can die of SUDI at any time of the day or night, but most die quietly in their sleep.
The grief felt by family and friends can be deeper when the cause of death is suicide.
A suicide attempt may be an early warning sign that a person is developing a mental illness.