The Supporting Scottish Grief and Bereavement Care workstream in NHS Education Scotland (NES) has produced five new short animated films for health and social care professionals.
Each animation deals with a different topic related to resuscitation, death, dying, end of life care and bereavement. The animations demonstrate how clinicians and other health and social care professionals can lead potentially difficult conversations with patients and families with more confidence.
Although the films are openly accessible they are not designed to be used or viewed by the lay public, such as patients, relatives or carers. The Support around Death (SAD) website, which hosts the films, gives a warning that the website’s content is intended for health and social care professionals only and provides links to redirect other users to suitable alternative sources of information.
The five animations are:
- Withdrawal of Active Treatment in an Intensive Care Setting
- Talking and Being with People who are Bereaved
- Stories for education: Living with Death
- Supporting Families around the Resuscitation of a Baby or Child
- Supporting Families around the Resuscitation of an Adult Family Member
The animations address gaps in training provision for staff providing end of life/bereavement care and who are involved in supporting patients, families and carers.
The Tayside Palliative & End of Life Care Network works in partnership with and for those who are facing serious illness, those who are near the end of life and those who are dying.
One of our MCN priorities is Bereavement Care. Please visit the MCN website where you will find further information and useful links.