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Deaths, inquests and the coroner: an introduction

An overview of the coroner's role in Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.

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Guide

Attending a coroner's inquest

Understanding your role and responsibilities when attending a coroner's inquest.

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Guide

Writing a report for the coroner in Ireland

It's common for coroners to ask clinicians involved in the care of a deceased patient for a report. Here are some principles that will help you.

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Journal

Patient deaths and medical examiners

Dr Michael Devlin explains how medical examiners play a vital role in the process of scrutinising patient deaths.

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Case study

Coroner's case

A GP was called to a coroner's inquest but was not identified as an 'interested person', and called the MDU for advice.

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Journal

Death certification of COVID-19 patient

When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.

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Journal

Understanding coroners' investigations: watch our webinar

If you missed out on our live webinar on understanding coroners' investigations, you can catch it again online.

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Journal

Coping with a coroner's inquest

An MDU member shares their experience of dealing with an unexpected call to attend a coroner's inquest.

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Podcast and video

Understanding coroners' investigations webinar

Coroners' investigations will likely play a part of most doctors' professional careers, but attending an inquest or even providing a report to the coroner can still prove daunting for medical professionals.

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