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Author Dillon, Hugh, author

Title The Australasian coroners' manual / Hugh Dillon, Marie Hadley ; foreword, The Hon Justice Michael Wigney
Published Annandale, NSW : The Federation Press, 2015


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Description xviii, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Basic issues for coroners -- 3. The bereaved and their grief -- 4. Autopsies and objections to autopsy -- 5. Inquests -- 6. Mistakes, accidents, systems failures and countermeasures -- 7. Notes on common types of coronial cases -- 8. Aspects of advocacy in the coronial jurisdiction
Summary The Coroners Court presents unique and complex challenges for coroners, lawyers and others working in the jurisdiction, as well as for bereaved families and friends. This new manual, written by a leading Australian coroner and an academic lawyer with a special interest in the cultural diversity of death rites and customs, provides practical guidance not available in any other single publication in Australia and New Zealand. The authors address the problems of: Identifying deaths reportable to coroners and the over-reporting of natural deaths Deciding the most appropriate, least invasive ways of conducting post mortem medical investigations Dealing with objections by next of kin to autopsies Responding sensitively and reasonably to the grief and concerns of the bereaved Understanding and accommodating the diversity of death customs and funeral rites in a multicultural society Selecting cases for inquest Managing the coronial investigation and the inquest Working with investigators and Counsel Assisting Analysing accidents, human error and systems failure Developing expertise in a wide range of technical issues Focusing the inquest on death prevention and improving public health and safety. A key feature of the manual is a collection of checklists, models, tools to aid decision-making and other practical resources that all coroners and practitioners in the jurisdiction will find invaluable, including thoughtful exercises for those new to the jurisdiction. The authors also provide tips for advocates working in the jurisdiction either as Counsel Assisting or representing families or interested parties
Analysis Australasia
Cases (Law)
New Zealand
Notes Table of contents is taken from the published work with the permission of the publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Subject Coroners -- Australasia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Coroners -- Australasia.
Coroners -- New Zealand -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical examiners (Law)
Medical examiners (Law) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Coroners -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical examiners (Law) -- Australasia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical examiners (Law) -- Australasia.
Medical examiners (Law) -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical examiners (Law) -- New Zealand -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
New Zealand.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Hadley, Marie, author
LC no. 2015376490
ISBN 9781862879898