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01-08-2008, 01:10 AM
Hello! Haven't been on in awhile...

I'm looking for information on "Death Rounds." This is where the interdisciplinary team or residents/docs, etc. get together and go over a particular death or two; a debriefing of sorts... I heard a little about it at a conference, but would like to know more.

Do any of your hospitals do it? How is it structured, etc?


(And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)

Mother Jones, RN
01-08-2008, 02:27 AM
I've never heard of death rounds before. They sound like they would be a way of helping staff cope.

MJ :pepsi:

01-08-2008, 11:02 AM
Not sure what the docs at our hospital do formally, but we do have a palliative care nurse that is on-call to do debriefings for any of the staff. She is a Godsend.

01-08-2008, 06:57 PM
Elocin, are you perhaps referring to M&M meetings? (morbidity & mortality)

01-09-2008, 02:17 AM
It seems to ring a bell, but I can't think of where. It might be something done for wards/facilities which have long term patients, such as oncology/aged care/pediatrics and the nurses are getting close to them.

01-10-2013, 11:54 AM
death rounds?a new term for me..never heard of this one yet!