Family Viewing of Deceased Patients
If you have a death in the ED, please don't direct family to the morgue and don't promise body viewing. If the death is potentially criminal (violence, hit and run, etc.), the family may not be allowed near the body for concerns of evidentiary integrity. For any death that we will be disclosing to the family, the ED social worker should be present to handle the details of discussing body and funeral preparations with the family.
Dir AAED Mar 29, 2015