Taboo or not taboo?

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The Good Funeral Guide Blog
September 3, 2012

Posted by Michael Jarvis, onetime Manager of the Natural Death Centre (UK)

For very many people in the UK ‘death’ is a subject left unmentioned. If you are reading this then you are part of a minority. A minority, furthermore, who would generally like to see more public openness regarding dying, death and funerals. We know the benefits: peace of mind from discussing one’s individual wishes, removing an unnecessary burden of decision-making from the bereaved, possible financial advantages from advance planning, and so on.

Death seems to be a taboo subject for many, but does the general reticence to mention death, let alone discuss it, make it so?

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