Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Sudden Death: Intervention Skills for the Emergency Services

Editors: Scott, Tricia (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Provides critical multidisciplinary reflections on sudden death
  • Discusses psychological, emotional and spiritual tensions of sudden death workers 
  • Facilitates the support of distressed relatives and colleagues
  • Provides support and guidance for the emergency team (physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals)
  • Explains meticulously sudden death happenings, atypical scenarios
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33140-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33139-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

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.

About the authors

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.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33140-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33139-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sudden Death: Intervention Skills for the Emergency Services
Editors
  • Tricia Scott
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33140-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33140-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-33139-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 156
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.