When Your Patient Dies

  • Marc Neff


When patients die, a surgeon has a lot to process, his or her own emotions and those of the family grieving. Then there is the business part to the death of a patient that is a sad but true component of what happens when your patient dies. This chapter gives some insight into these topics and some suggestions to proceeding through the process.


Death Complications Problem Mortality Communication 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Neff
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Surgical Weight LossJefferson Health New JerseyCherry HillUSA

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