Initial needs of bereaved relatives following sudden and unexpected death
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Initial needs of bereaved relatives following sudden and unexpected death

Yvonne Purves , Paramedic with London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Sharon Edwards Senior lecturer, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Pre-hospital practitioners need education and training to help suddenly bereaved relatives begin the grieving process, say YVONNE PURVES and SHARON EDWARDS

Caring for people whose relatives have died suddenly and unexpectedly is one of the most difficult and challenging events to which healthcare professionals must respond.

Emergency Nurse. 13, 7, 28-34. doi: 10.7748/en2005.11.13.7.28.c1199

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