Think through the following scenarios / questions and how you might answer:

1. Most parents know about post-mortems and what is involved.

a) True

b) False

2. Once a child has died it seems insensitive to worry the family with requests to consider donating the child’s organs or tissue. On the other hand the child’s organs or tissue could be used in research later to save the life of another child. How do you resolve this conflict?

a) Never initiate the discussion, but respond positively if the parents raise the matter with you.

b) Always raise the question as parents have the right to consider this as a choice.

c) Assess the parents’ likely response case by case.