Chapter 4: Strategies for follow-up

Other follow-up considerations:

Some ICUs have memorial services in place to recognize those who have died under their care. Usually, these memorials cover a certain timeframe, such as all the deaths that occurred within the last few months, and families of the decedents are invited and staff are welcome to attend. These memorials:

  • Are secular in nature to ensure accessibility.
  • Provide an opportunity for the community to gather, recognize the deaths, and to offer support and appreciation to all involved.

You and your team, in whole or in part, may wish to develop ways to acknowledge your grief while also honouring the important work you do.