So in my book, one of the characters is going to die in the hospital. The problem is I don't know how to break the news to his brother (their parents weren't there at the time, just the social worker, as the parent's custody was revoked). How would this work legally? Would he be allowed to tell Nick? Would he [the doctor] be allowed to say anything, or would he just be allowed to tell the social worker? Any opinons are great.