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This was an annual paper, which provided statistics of drug-related deaths that were registered in Scotland over the period from 1996 to 2007. The figures were produced using a definition of "drug-related deaths" which was introduced in 2001 for the "baseline" figures for the UK Drugs Strategy.

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

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.

This paper describes the system by which the Registrar General for Scotland collects information on drug-related deaths in Scotland and presents selected statistical information covering the period 1996 to 2001.

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.

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series discusses sadness and how well we cope with it. Jenni Murray talks to author and broadcaster, Michael Rosen, about his new picture book in which he describes his sadness about the death of his son. Author and counsellor, Suzy Hayman, joins them to discuss how sadness affects our lives and how we deal with it.

Following the tragic death of three year old Kennedy McFarlane on the 17th of May 2000, Dumfries and Galloway Child Protection Committee (CPC) commissioned an immediate inquiry into the circumstances which led up to her fatal injury. The object of this inquiry is not to apportion blame but to learn lessons which will help to protect children from abuse and neglect in the future. Also known as The Hammond Report.

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.

Briefly presents the background to the case of Child K who was admitted to hospital with convulsions and later died. The executive summary then presents the findings and recommendations from the case review.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) produced this guide through its Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit. It was prepared for the guidance of the Spiritual Care Development Committee, a multi-faith group which represents the main faith and belief groups in Scotland and also includes representatives from chaplaincy, the health service and the Scottish Executive Health Department. The group is a forum for discussing ideas and issues concerning spiritual and religious care within NHS Scotland.