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Informational Guide for Healthcare Providers: NOTIFYING FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER UNEXPECTED DEATHS

Although death is not a rare event within healthcare settings, healthcare providers receive little to no training on how to notify family members that their loved one has died. The task can be stressful for the the family, as well as the provider, and the quality of the delivery of information can impact the health and well-being of the bereaved family. While the circumstances of death can vary widely, notifying family members after an unexpected death can be particularly challenging.
CSTS has developed information to guide healthcare providers in the death notification process which can be accessed HERE