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Body Donation In Scotland: Understanding What Happens After A Person Dies

July 19, 2023 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Body donor programmes make an important contribution to medical education activities across Scotland.

This NHS Education for Scotland video provides guidance for health and social care staff in Scotland on what to do after the death of someone who wished to donate their body to medical science. It’s of particular relevance to doctors, but may also be of interest to others such as mortuary, nursing, chaplaincy, care home and / or administrative staff, who are involved in care after a person has died.

You may also wish to register for the NHS Education for Scotland Webinar, taking place on Wednesday 30th August 17:00 – 18:00. This webinar will cover:

  • An overview of the body donor programme in Scotland
  • Consent processes and documentation
  • The role of health and social care staff after a person’s death
  • What happens after a person’s body is released by a university

Body Donation webinar flyer

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