Death notification after a motor vehicle collision: is there a ‘best’ time to tell the survivors?

Telling survivors of a motor vehicle collision (MVC) that someone else has died in that incident is a sensitive undertaking for health professionals. The paper highlights that there is no consensus in the literature as to the best timing to deliver this potentially upsetting news, or even whether it should happen at all in the early stages of the survivors’ management and treatment, especially if they do not ask for this information.

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