Funeral Assistants: Do People Need to Partake More in the Funeral?
The role of a funeral director and sometimes a funeral assistant is to plan the funeral. Yet, is this good for the person and their recovery over a loss? We tend to think that allowing a person sometime to himself is the best answer to recover but studies show a person who takes an active role in the funeral accepts the reality quicker and adjusts in a more healthy fashion.
This is because they are putting their grief to work. They are acknowledging the death and utilizing their sorrow in a positive fashion. The work of ordering flowers, display and food arrangements help allow the person to have some control in this sad movement and also allow the wife, husband, daughter or son to give back to their beloved and lost
While we cannot force the issue, we can encourage a small part to be played for those grieving the loss of their loved one. In this way, the funeral assistant is not only performing a service for the deceased but also playing a critical role in grief recovery.
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