Last Days and Hours: Care of the Body Following Death

Kath Murray interviews Christina and Deb, looking for answers to common (and not so common) questions about how caregivers can prepare and care for the body and family following death.

Timeline

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:55 Preparing for death
  • 1:55 What do you see at time of death? How might the body be different?
  • 4:00 When caregivers are in the home when a person has just died
  • 6:55 Tasks for the caregivers following death
  • 10:45 How do you address the person who has just died?
  • 18:25 How do you care for and support family after death?
  • 20:50 Who do you call about the death?
  • 24:15 Who calls the funeral home?
  • 28:45 Put on your oxygen masks – caring for the caregiver
  • 33:00 End

Resources for Personal Support Workers and Nursing Assistants

Chapter 6, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers,  Katherine Murray, 2014.

  • Workbook, Chapter 6, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers, 2015.

Chapter 6, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Nursing Assistants,  Katherine Murray, 2015.

  • Workbook, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers, 2015.

Resources for Nurses

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse, Katherine Murray, 2016

Credits
Written and preformed by Kath Murray All Rights Reserved. Life and Death Matters, 2010.