When a Child Dies - March 2024

When A Child Dies

Caring for patients and their families at the end of life and after death can be complex and challenging for healthcare workers.

The "When A Child Dies" course aims to support healthcare practitioners to navigate the care of patients and families during and beyond death. The course provides an opportunity to explore conversations and practical considerations around anticipation of death, the death of a patient, and post death care. 

Course Overview

This two day course comprises interactive workshops, simulation scenarios and practical sessions; all aimed at supporting healthcare workers to provide compassionate care when a child dies.

Course Structure:

Day 1: Virtual Course

Day 2: Face to face at Great Ormond Street Clinical Simulation Centre

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to feel more confident in the following aspects of care:

  • Practical care of a patient when death is imminent and afterwards
  • Provision of support for family members before and after death
  • Use of effective communication techniques 
  • Supporting spiritual, cultural, and religious needs
  • Understanding the legal aspects of death certification
  • Identifying the wider support available in your area of practice 

Who is this course for:

All healthcare workers looking after paediatric patients

Cost of Course:

£300, payment can be made online below or via invoice.

For more information on this course, contact simulation@gosh.nhs.uk


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Delegates are entitled to a full refund if they cancel their place more than 14 days before an event or if we have to cancel the event. Delegates cancelling under 14 days before the event will be charged a fee (currently 50% of the ticket price). All delegate cancellation requests must be provided in writing to simulation@gosh.nhs.uk. Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk. The GLA shall not be liable for the cost of these arrangements if you cancel your place at an event or if the event is cancelled or postponed by the GLA.

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