University of Bath

Death, Dying and Devolution

An IPR Policy Brief taking a look at the policy around death and dying, and how it varies across the nations of the UK.

This brief reviews policy areas associated with death, dying and bereavement within the context of devolution. It focuses on the national and regional delegation of power, resources and authority across the UK and the implications of this for those who are dying, dead, or bereaved – as well as those tasked with organising and running the services that support these groups of people.

The brief aims to set the policy scene and agenda for the immediate future, addressing and demonstrating both where there are risks but also the potential for better policy and services associated with death.

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