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Web Link: End of life decisions

Sadly, some patients don't survive Intensive Care.In some cases, incredibly difficult decisions have to be made about whether it's in the patient's best interests to continue treatment, when it seems certain that their condition won't improve.We're so sorry, if this is the case for you.It might help to hear about other people's experiences about making these types of decisions, both within the family and with the medical staff on Intensive Care. This link will...

Web Link: Registering a death in Scotland

Sadly,not everyone survives Intensive Care. We are very sorry for your loss. This link takes you to the website of the General Register Office for Scotland.It provides information on how to register a death in Scotland.

External Video: Spiritual support: when someone dies

In this video, Iain Telfer draws upon his many years' experience as a Chaplain in Intensive Care. He talks about the range of emotions people can go through when a loved one is dying or has died in Intensive Care and the type of support that can be offered, regardless of faith or religion.

Web Link: Support for carers when someone is dying or has died

Sadly, not everyone survives a stay in the Intensive Care Unit. This link will take you to the website of good life,good death and good grief. They are a group that brings together people and organisations that are interested in improving people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. This link will take you directly to their pages on support for carers, although you may find other pages useful.We are very sorry for your loss.