This session describes the primary function and different services that may be provided by a hospital bereavement office. It explains the potential impact of the medical examiner service on bereavement officers and the relatives they represent.
This session introduces current theoretical understanding of the experience of bereavement and how this assists in communicating with newly bereaved people.
This session will provide a brief overview of the definition of bereavement, the different stages and how common it is. This session considers: is bereavement normal, what the common symptoms are, how it relates to grief and the role of the medical examiner (ME).
Attitudes that may have to be faced by the medical examiner (ME) when dealing with the major religions are covered. The latter include brief outlines of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs.