3. Sudden Death

  1. Ian Wood MA, RN, DipN (Lond) and
  2. Michelle Garner MPhil, BSc (Hons), RN, DipN (Lond)
  1. Sue Read and
  2. Jane Jervis

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch3

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

How to Cite

Read, S. and Jervis, J. (2012) Sudden Death, in Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients (eds I. Wood and M. Garner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337167

Online ISBN: 9781118702864

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Keywords:

  • Acute medical environment;
  • Breaking bad news;
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • Communication;
  • End of life care;
  • Ethical and legal complexities;
  • Positive practice;
  • Staff support;
  • Sudden death;
  • Witnessed resuscitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ethical and legal issues

  • Breaking bad news

  • Responding to bad news

  • Support for relatives

  • Support for staff

  • Professional development needs

  • Practice development

  • Summary

  • References