Posts by Abi Pattenden

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Institutions and Death: The Care in Funerals Panel Presentation at the Centre for Death and Society Annual Conference

On 9th and 10th June 2022, several members of the Care in Funerals research team had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society (CDAS), hosted online. The theme this year was ‘Institutions and Death’.

In addition to an interactive session…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Team Reflections from DDD15

Some highlights from team members attending the DDD15 conference 

The 15th international conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal (DDD15) was held online from 1st – 4th September 2021, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University for the Association for the Study of Death and Society. This year’s theme…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Honouring funeral wishes in times of disruption

Abi Pattenden reflects on the advantages of discussing funeral plans with loved ones in advance – and suggests all is not lost even when they cannot be fulfilled to the letter.

The extent to which people plan their own funeral in advance varies widely. Some people leave very detailed…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Curtailments, postponements, and omissions: the effects of the pandemic on funerals and associated events

Abi Pattenden reflects on the shifting reasons and possibilities for ‘doing something later’

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was significant uncertainty around the extent to which funerals would be able to continue at all. Pandemic planning had mostly focused on practicalities of body disposal rather than…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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