Paediatric post mortem – communicating with bereaved families

April 5, 2017 10:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In collaboration with AAPT (Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology)


To provide information and understanding in relation to post mortem examination and develop confidence in sensitive communication with bereaved parents. Supporting HTA Codes of Practice (2009) around consent, donation and post mortem.

Learning outcomes

  • gain knowledge about different types of post mortem examination
  • understand what happens at a paediatric post mortem
  • increase confidence in talking to bereaved parents about post mortem examination
  • explore the issues around retaining tissue
  • get a clearer understanding of the need for consent
  • update knowledge of current research projects and Human Tissue Authority guidance.

Who should attend?

For professionals whose work involves helping bereaved families around the time of death, including doctors, nurses, midwives, mortuary and pathology staff, police and coroner’s officers and all those working in a bereavement support role within the NHS.


Child Bereavement UK,
Clare Charity Centre,
Wycombe Road,
HP14 4BF


£120. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.

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