death

The Victoria Climbie Inquiry

This is the full Report of the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie by Lord Laming. The Report investigates the events surrounding Victoria's last few months and examines the local social services arrangements involved in the case. It reviews the lack of good practice and gross failure of the system in this case and makes recommendations with regard to improvements at national and local level.

Harsh realities : Programme 3 (Radio 4 Science)

Harsh Realities looks at how doctors, nurses, social services, and advisers take vital decisions about our lives. The third programme in the series looks at the legal minefield of assisted suicide and asks if it is ever morally acceptable for a doctor to help kill a patient. This programme is the last of three chaired by Niall Dickson, the BBC’s social affairs editor. In each programme Niall will be joined by professionals who have direct experience of the subject under discussion. In order to listen to this programme select programme 2 for audio access.

A guide to cultural and spiritual awareness

This resource offers general useful advice on the diversity between different cultures and religions. It focuses on the ways in which different cultures think about issues such as personal care, family planning, childbirth, medical intervention, as well as death and dying.

Care on a general hospital ward

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia may be admitted to general hospital wards either as part of a planned procedure such as a cataract operation or following an accident such as a fall. Carers often worry about how their friend or relative will cope in such a strange environment. This advice sheet suggests ways that carers may be able to help.

Planning for pandemic influenza in social care

Guidance, consisting of nine separate modules, which aims to supply social care organisations with the tools and resources necessary to plan for and cope with the challenges posed by pandemic influenza.

End of Life Care Strategy : promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life

Document explaining the End of Life Care Strategy for England which aims to improve the provision of care for all adults at the end of life, as well as their families and carers.

Drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2008

Statistics of drug-related deaths in 2008 and earlier years, broken down by cause of death, selected drugs reported, age and sex. Includes three tables of figures for health board areas, and three for council areas

Living with death and dying

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit will explore how knowledge and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people’s lives. It will also examine the concept of a ‘good death’ from an individual perspective in order to enhance the quality of dying.

Overdose: bereavement, what happens now?

Booklet intended to help relatives and friends of people who have died of a suspected overdose by explaining the procedures which can occur following an overdose, providing advice on coping with grief and listing sources of additional help.

Probable suicides: deaths which are the result of intentional self-harm or events of undetermined intent

Section of the General Register Office for Scotland's website which holds statistical information on the numbers of deaths which were known to be, or thought likely to be, caused by intentional self-harm.