All are involved in determining the cause and manner of death and communicating this information to families of the deceased and public health and criminal justice agencies.
The work of death investigation can be meaningful and challenging, as it presents both technical and psychosocial demands. This webinar offers advanced review into the psychosocial challenges of death investigation.
The instruction and exercises are based on our program of research with medical examiner and coroner offices throughout the US, including a trial of a web-based intervention to reduce work-related stress in medical examiner personnel which was funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
We address two specific psychosocial challenges of death investigation: managing the social and emotional consequences of working on disturbing cases and communicating with highly distressed families of the deceased.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
- Identify psychosocial challenges facing medical examiner and coroner personnel
- Gain knowledge about links between psychosocial challenges and work stress.
- Identify strategies for addressing psychosocial challenges and reducing work stress
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