About the Book

Did you know that more then 43,000 North Americans die in car crashes each year? That more than 29,000 complete suicide? Together, more than 150,000 North Americans die each year as a result of sudden, violent death.

We are excited to announce the publication of a handbook, Dealing with Sudden and Unexpected Death: A Handbook for Survivors written by Beth Vaughan Cole, PhD, APRN; Jan Harvey, MS, APRN; and Leslie Miles, RN. The handbook includes a checklist of things to do in the first 24 hours after death, including: 

  • keeping a notebook of information,
  • making child care arrangements,
  • notifying friends and family,
  • talking about organ donation,
  • and locating a will and keeping it safe.

The handbook also discusses initial grief responses like confusion and denial; funeral arrangements; and what to expect out of children at certain ages and how to help them understand death. 

How to Order

Copies of the book are available at the College of Nursing for $14.99, plus tax, shipping, and handling. To order the book, call 801-585-9522.