Dr. Tricia Scott
1. Sudden bereavement: A wife's perspective: Lorraine Mulholland
2.Sudden death: A pre-hospital perspective: Nick Brown
3. Sudden death: A road policing perspective: Ruth McGrath
4. Sudden death: A fire and rescue perspective: Steve Edwards
5. Sudden death: An emergency medicine perspective: Dr Joan Clancy
6. Sudden death: An emergency nurse perspective: Petra Brysiewicz
7.Sudden death: A hospital chaplaincy perspective: Imam Rizwan Rawat
8 .Sudden death: A military perspective: Tony Kyle
9 . Sudden death: A humanitarian disaster worker perspective: Ivy Muya
10. Sudden death: A disaster mortuary response - practitioner perspective: Mr. Mike Conway
11. Sudden death: An organ and tissue retrieval practitioner perspective: Anthony Clarkson
12. Sudden death: A funeral service perspective: Martin Jeffrey
13. Sudden death: A multidisciplinary emergency service perspective: Dr Tricia Scott
This book considers the practical management of sudden death and offers first-hand reflections of how emergency physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals cope. Sudden death is one of the most difficult aspects of emergency care, and the traumatic nature of some deaths can be devastating for the family and the emergency team. This book shows how practitioners confront the sudden death and the essential steps taken to manage the event that may have a critical impact on the grieving relative. The book explores the unique interactions between emergency and allied health practitioners and nurses, those who grieve and, the body itself. By understanding what is involved in sudden death work, and the practical, psychosocial and spiritual tensions that arise from managing the event and sequel, it may be possible to provide a more responsive service.
The book addresses sudden death from the multi-professional emergency and allied services perspective to guide either the seasoned practitioners or the new and apprehensive recruit. National emergency response systems have been strengthened to cope with the increasing trauma and disease burden which, for many unfortunate individuals, results in an immediate or swift death trajectory. This multidisciplinary teaching text uses first-hand detailed stories of sudden death encounters. By reflecting on these 'happenings' and illuminating on how specific events were handled, it is possible to build a picture not only of what sudden death workers 'do' when sudden death occurs but also how they feel about what they 'do'. At the end of each chapter a series of activities will be posed to encourage the reader to make sense of their own practices when handling the legal and practical aspects and when supporting families and colleagues.
Dr. Tricia Scott, (PhD, BA (Hons), RMN, RGN, DipN, Cert Ed.), is an academic in the higher education sector and until recently was Principal Lecturer and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Health Research at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, and was previously Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Academic Emergency Medicine at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
Tricia is an experienced emergency nurse, teacher and researcher with a national and international reputation in emergency care. Throughout her clinical career in the emergency department, she experienced many death encounters with patients and families and this led to her research into sudden death. In 2003, Tricia was awarded a Ph.D. Social Research by the University of Durham for her research into sudden death work by emergency personnel. She is also Consultant Editor of the RCNi Emergency Nurse journal.