Organ donation

The funeral

Funeral ceremonies in the UK take many forms. They differ according to a preference for burial or cremation, and in line with any religious beliefs or affiliation. Deciding whether the deceased person will be buried or cremated is an extremely personal decision. For some people we interviewed it had been important to have a burial service so there would be somewhere specific they could visit and think about the person. For others having a cremation had been important.

Personal experiences of funerals can be found on the Healthtalk sections 'Intensive care: experiences of close family and friends', 'Bereavement due to traumatic death' and 'Bereavement due to suicide'.

Last reviewed May 2016.

Feedback

Please use the form below to tell us what you think of the site. We’d love to hear about how we’ve helped you, how we could improve or if you have found something that’s broken on the site.

Make a Donation to healthtalk.org





Find out more about how you can help us.

Send to a friend

Simply fill out this form and we'll send them an email