Death and dying in pre-hospital emergency care: what are the experiences and issues for health care professionals, families, bystanders and witnesses?

WessexGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 30 Sep 2017 End Date: 30 Sep 2019

About this project

The aim of the preliminary work is to inform our understanding of death and dying the in pre-hospital emergency care context.  The focus will include, but is not limited to:

The nature and extent of death and dying where pre-hospital emergency practitioners respond;

Impact on, and experiences of, pre-hospital emergency practitioners when providing care to those who are dying or are deceased, their families, or bystanders who have witnessed the event, and their support and training needs and how these are currently met;

Experiences and support needs of families and bystanders who are present when a patient is dying or dies where pre-hospital emergency services are engaged.

Other partners

South Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Please visit the web of CLAHRC Wessex for more details.

Professor Alison Richardson