National Children's Hospitals Bereavement Network standards for supporting families following the death of a child

Title

National Children's Hospitals Bereavement Network standards for supporting families following the death of a child

Creator

Edwards F

Publisher

Nursing children and young people

Date

2020

Subject

bereavement; bereavement support; child health; clinical; death; end-of-life care; grief; parents

Description

In England, a child death review process must be undertaken when a child dies, regardless of the cause of death. Scotland and Wales have their own version of the child death review process, while it is the author's understanding that Northern Ireland are still developing their process. An important aspect of this process is family engagement and bereavement support. This article is an introduction to the bereavement support standards developed by the National Children's Hospitals Bereavement Network, a newly formed group of specialist children's nurses and allied health professionals interested in bereavement care. These standards translate the statutory requirements into practical guidance for healthcare professionals working in children's hospitals in the UK or district general hospitals that offer services for children and families. They also apply to NHS trusts that care for children and need to develop a local policy and workforce with the appropriate skills to provide bereavement care, thereby improving the experiences of families and healthcare professionals. The standards would also be applicable to other NHS trusts and healthcare services in the UK who want to develop an approach to bereavement care and support for families. Copyright © 2020 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.

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Citation List Month

November 2020 List

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Citation

Edwards F, “National Children's Hospitals Bereavement Network standards for supporting families following the death of a child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 14, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17249.

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